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York Burglary Arrests

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10:39am 10th December 2012

Three York men were arrested in the early hours of Sunday 9 December 2012 following three burglaries at commercial premises across the York area overnight say North Yorkshire Police. 


Officers say the three were arrested after a police pursuit through York following a report at 4.30am, of a burglary taking place in outbuildings at premises on Heslington Road in York.


The pursuit, say police began when officers arrived at the scene of the burglary and the suspects drove off in an Audi TT. They add that the pursuit continued along Thief Lane, Lilac Avenue, Tang Hall Lane, Melrosegate and into Constantine Avenue. North Yorkshire police say the vehicle was abandoned in the area of Constantine Avenue and the suspects fled from the scene on foot.


Police officers report that they and a police dog pursued the suspects on foot and arrested them all in the Tang Hall area. Adding that a 29-year-old man was arrested in Constantine Avenue, a 28-year-old man was arrested in Derwent Avenue, and a 24-year-old man was arrested in Hewley Avenue. Officers report that a fourth man was arrested in the same vicinity, but following enquiries he has been discounted from the investigation.


North Yorkshire Police say that the three were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including burglary, motoring offences and in addition, the 24 and 29-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.


All three are currently being held in police custody say officers, where they are being questioned about burglaries in Heslington Road, York, Murton and Dunnington. Police add that two of the suspects are also being questioned in relation to the theft of an Audi TT which was used in the burglaries. 


Police say the Audi was reported as being stolen from premises in Strensall and used in the burglary on Heslington Road.


In a separate incident, North Yorkshire Police report that a Volkswagen Lupo was seen near the scene of the burglary in Dunnington at speed. Officer’s suspicions were raised by the actions of the driver and the vehicle was followed by police officers.


North Yorkshire Police say the Volkswagen was located abandoned on Buttercrambe Road and two suspects arrested nearby, one aged 17 and one aged 22. They add that the 22-year-old was later released without charge, while the 17-year-old remains on police bail in relation to driving offences. At this stage, say police it is believed that there was no connection to the burglary.


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