Three teens have been arrested after a pickup truck was stolen from a scrap metal yard in Whitby, police say.
Durham Regional Police said on Monday at around 6:50 p.m., officers received a report of a vehicle theft at Tauton Road, east of Garrard Road.
Police said a citizen allegedly saw three male suspects stealing one of their company vehicles.
According to police, the teens were confronted by a male victim.
“The male victim was assaulted by the fleeing males,” officers allege in a news release.
The victim was reported to have suffered minor injuries.
Police said two of the teens were arrested near the scene and a third fled on foot.
Officers said the force’s K-9 unit assisted but the suspect “was able to get away.”
“The third teen was arrested shortly after and charged,” police said.
Police said an 18-year-old and two 15-year-olds were charged with theft of a motor vehicle and assault.
Officers said they were released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.