Sergeant Greg Dawson said: “We received a number of reports that a grey Vauxhall Zafira was being driven dangerously in the Oldpark Road and Ardoyne Avenue areas early this morning.
“It was also in collision with a 17 year old boy about 1.20am in the Oldpark Square area. He sustained injuries to his ankle, leg and hip and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing at this time.
“We would appeal to anyone who saw this car being driven erratically, witnessed the hit and run incident or has mobile phone / dashcam footage of either to get in touch with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 130 of 13/5/18.
“We would also like to hear from the driver of the Zafira who is described as female, with long blonde hair and wearing a baseball cap or from one of the passengers in the car who we believe was a man in his mid-20s, wearing a grey tracksuit with white stripes on the trouser legs.
“We believe that they may have information that could prove useful to our investigation.
“The grey Zafira was later found burned out on the Cliftonville Road area at around 4.15am. We are treating this incident as arson.”