Man Arrested For Worcester Burglaries, BMW Stolen
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of committing two Worcester burglaries following a pursuit yesterday on the A449.
Overnight Wednesday to Thursday, a grey BMW M3, an Apple laptop and a mobile phone were stolen during a burglary in Flag Meadow Walk in Arboretum.
At 5.30pm yesterday, officers spotted the BMW travelling from Kidderminster on the A449 towards Worcester. The car was pursued into Droitwich until it crashed at 5.50pm in Shepherd's Way on the Westlands estate and the two men inside made off from the vehicle.
A man in his 20s was arrested at 6.30pm on Ombersley Way, Droitwich, and is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station being interviewed by detectives. He has also been arrested for a burglary at the Grosvenor Arms pub in St John's on Monday 20 August when a TV and some cash were stolen.
He is being questioned about a number of other burglaries in the city, including three St John's homes that were broken into on the 16 and 17 August in Penhill Crescent and McIntyre Road, and police made a public appeal over.
Detective Inspector Richard Rees of Worcester CID said: "We believe this may be a significant arrest in our efforts against burglaries in Worcester and the man will be questioned about a range of offences.
"We are attempting to trace both men who were in the stolen BMW and I would like to ask for the public's help, in particular residents of Droitwich and the Westlands estate.
"If you saw a man on foot in the early evening yesterday, possibly trying to hitch a lift or hail a taxi, then please contact us. We were given a very distinctive description by witnesses of one of the men, who said he was white, wearing a dark grey tracksuit and had two black eyes and a cut to his nose."
DI Rees can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Issued: Friday 31 August 2012