A person is on the run with another in police custody following a series of car thefts in Canberra’s Inner North on Wednesday night.

It’s alleged officers tried to arrest the pair in O’Connor, suspected of possessing a stolen car, when one of the offenders escaped, getting away in a police vehicle.

The police vehicle was later found abandoned a short distance away with another vehicle stolen.

All three stolen cars have since been recovered.

Police are now investigating the matter, anyone with information is urged to get in touch with ACT Police on 131 444.

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