The suspect is alleged to have jumped in front of a car on the Houtmarkt in Veurne to make it stop before dragging the vehicle’s female driver from behind the wheel and then stealing the car.
Patty T’Jonck of the Veurne Judicial Authorities told VRT News that this was the start of a wild chase through the streets of the town.
"A couple of streets further he wanted to steal another car. He tried to drag the driver out, but the driver was able to drive on and the suspect was unable to make away with the car. So he carried on with the first car that he had stolen. In the meantime the police had arrived. The police officers tried to stop the suspect from getting away, but he drove into a police car that he then tried to steal. The police were able to arrest the suspect”.
The victim was taken to hospital in a state of shock.