UPDATE, 9.40am: Police know who was driving a car that rammed a police vehicle in Camperdown on Saturday night.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Raven, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said officers were conducting extensive inquiries on Monday morning to try and find the person of interest.
"We have reviewed CCTV footage, we know who was driving and we're actively looking for that offender," he said.
"Anyone with information about the offending is requested to contract the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," he said.
Earlier: The brazen driver of a stolen car rammed a police vehicle as it tried to speed off from a Camperdown petrol station on Saturday night.
Police had been conducting routine patrols when they pulled into the BP station about 6.30pm and were shocked when the driver of the stolen car smashed their vehicle, and a LandCrusier parked near by, out of the way.
The silver Hyundai Lantra then sped off down the wrong side of the road without its headlights on at a time when the roads were extra busy with footy traffic.
Warrnambool Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Derek Verity said the driver's behavior was dangerous at anytime, but do it at a time when the roads were busier than normal "upped the ante a bit".
Detective Senior Constable Verity said the police officers were unaware when they pulled into the station that the car had been stolen, because the theft hadn't yet been reported.
"Obviously they've seen the police and panicked," he said.
"It was definitely quite a shock to the police members.
"It definitely would get the heart rate going."
The police officers were not in the vehicle when it was hit, but weren't far away.
"If someone was in the way, they would have been run over," Detective Senior Constable Verity said.
He said incidents of ramming police cars was becoming all too common.
"The sad reality is it happens quite often," he said. "It's just what people do now. It's a bit sad."
The stolen car was located about 20 minutes later, bogged on the Camperdown Lismore Road about 5km out of town.
Officers searched the area, which was made difficult because of the "bucketing" rain, but they were unable to locate the driver.
All vehicles sustained minor damage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Warrnambool CIU.
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