Man arrested following Hardware Lane hit run

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A man has been arrested following an alleged car theft and hit run in Melbourne’s CBD last week.

The 27-year-old was arrested at an address on Elizabeth St, Melbourne just before 2pm on July 11.

He will now be interviewed by detectives from the Melbourne Crime Investigation Unit.

The arrest follows an incident on Hardware Lane about 3pm last Thursday, July 4.

A 30-year-old Melbourne man was unloading items from his vehicle when a man allegedly entered the car and drove off.

The victim – who tried to stop the car from taking off – was seriously injured during the incident.

The allegedly stolen red Ford 4WD remains outstanding at this stage.

Anyone with information about the incident or stolen vehicle is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at

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