Police news in brief – Cyclist hit, SUV stolen

  • Mar. 1, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Cyclist hit, driver flees

A cyclist has a banged-up elbow after being struck by a driver who left the scene.

Shortly before midnight on Feb. 22 the cyclist, 40, was riding through the intersection of Lansdowne and Foul Bay roads when he ran into the driver’s door of a motorist who had failed to stop. According to police, the driver carried on without stopping, as if unaware of the situation.

The make of the car is unknown, although it was described as being older, large and possibly tan in colour. The cyclist was taken to hospital to have his sore elbow examined.

No tracks, no trace

Sometime overnight on Feb. 22 and 23, a 1993 green Ford Explorer was stolen from a Henderson Road residence.

There was no glass at the scene to indicate the truck had been broken into and the owner admitted a key was kept in a magnetic box under the bumper.

The Explorer was found two days later by Victoria police on a side street off Shelbourne Street. It was badly damaged and had been in a crash. There are no suspects in the case.