Victorian teen charged over car theft

Benita Kolovos

A teenager has been charged for his alleged involvement in the theft of two cars from the same Melbourne home, one of which contained specialist medical equipment and a child's wheelchair.

The 17-year-old has been charged with endangering life and two counts of car theft following a dramatic chase on Thursday during which he allegedly rammed a police car and fled.

Detectives are continuing to search for another person, and have appealed to the public to help locate crucial medical equipment used to help treat a young boy battling an inoperable brain tumour.