Stolen car found by police dog in Northampton 20 minutes after it was taken

A woman was arrested after she tried to run from the driver's seat

Friday, 26th March 2021, 2:00 pm

A stolen car was tracked down by police this morning (March 26) 20 minutes after it was stolen from Watkin Terrace in Northampton.

The blue Fiat Punto was stolen at around 1am and it was located a short time later by one of Northamptonshire police's dog handlers in Victoria Promenade. They followed the vehicle to Billing Road where a woman scrambled out of the driver's seat and ran away.

It was PD Fama who discovered the discarded car keys and then tracked the suspect to Cliftonville Road where the handler confirmed she was the woman who abandoned the car.

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The stolen blue Fiat Punto.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and she currently remains in police custody.