Two guns have been stolen from a police car in Gore overnight.
Police attempted to stop a vehicle just before midnight on Wednesday, but the driver rammed the patrol car before fleeing on foot, with officers also chasing on foot.
The offender then stole a patrol vehicle and rammed another police car before abandoning the vehicle a short while later, taking two police-issued Glock pistols with him.
He has not been located, although police pursued another vehicle, believed to be driven by the same man, in the Ferndale area after the incident.
Police are urging Southlanders to be vigilant and if they see anyone suspicious or may have information that can assist police please contact 111 immediately, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The incident will be referred to the IPCA.