Brothers 'in slippers' tackle suspected car thieves after Melbourne crash

 

Two brothers wearing slippers have chased down a pair of suspected car thieves who collided into an oncoming vehicle and flipped over.

The alleged offenders were driving a stolen 4WD down a street in Pascoe Vale, in Melbourne's north, about 10pm on Wednesday when they crashed and became trapped inside the car.

Local residents heard the commotion and came out to help the men out of the vehicle, but they then fled on foot.

Two brothers, Jamile and Phil, decided to chase down the alleged thieves, tackling them and making a citizen's arrest until police arrived.

A citizen's arrest was made when two alleged thieves crashed a stolen car and tried to flee the scene. Photo: 7 News

"We helped them out the top door of the van and once they got out they looked at each other and bolted down the street," Jamile said.

"Me and my brother were like 'we've got to catch them,' so I bolted after one and he caught the other one and we held them until police came."

Jamile said he was wearing his slippers at the time and even though he was slowed down, he still managed to catch the alleged culprits.

"It was enough to get the job done," he said. "I lost both the [slippers] actually."

The stolen car collided with both an oncoming vehicle and a parked car before flipping on to its side.

Witness Jamile said he and his brother chased the men and held them until police arrived. Photo: 7 News

CCTV shows the men being tackled to the ground by Jamile and Phil. Photo: 7 News

The alleged offenders, aged 29 and 42, were taken to hospital with minor injuries under police guard.

The 29-year-old man, who was allegedly driving the vehicle, also failed a drug test.

A 53-year-old man who was driving the oncoming vehicle was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

Local residents heard the commotion and came out to help the men out of the vehicle. Photo: 7 News

The alleged offenders, aged 29 and 42, were taken to hospital with minor injuries under police guard. Photo: 7 News

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