Men hide from police in ceiling after stolen car crash

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Three people have been arrested, accused of crashing a stolen car and trying to hide in the ceiling of a building.

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Police say a white ute was taken from a car dealership on Stonedon Drive in East Tamaki, Auckland about midnight then driven to Maurice Paykel Place where it crashed into a commercial premises.

Police arrested one person while the other two people climbed into the ceiling, but one fell to the ground.

Police provided first aid and the alleged offender was taken to Middlemore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has not yet been charged.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with burglary and a 29-year-old man has been charged with burglary and wilful damage.

Both are due to appear in Manukau District Court today.

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