Police seek pole splitter

Police still have concerns for a driver who crashed a stolen car into a power pole, which snapped in two, in Hastings at the weekend.

The driver fled the Karamu Rd North scene and has not been located.

Police want information about the 4am crash on Saturday that cut power to part of the road.

A section of the road was cordoned off until the power pole could be replaced.

Police said they were concerned the offender or offenders may have been seriously injured in the crash and could need medical help.

The incident was believed to be linked to a second car theft on Ruahapia Rd in Hastings about two hours later.

That stolen car was found on the same road a short time later.

Police would like to hear from anyone in the Karamu Rd North or Ruahapia Rd areas who saw any suspicious activity that morning.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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