Three men arrested after another cop chase

| 21/01/2014

(CNS): The police have arrested three men following another high speed chase between Red Bay and George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson stated that the chase began when the men fled from a house in Selkirk Drive after the occupant disturbed them in the middle of a burglary at his home. The suspects escaped the scene in what turned out to be a stolen car. Officers en route to the burglary report spotted the getaway car and they used sirens and blue lights in an effort to stop it, police said. However, the car failed to stop and drove into George Town, where it crashed in the area of East Boulevard and Walkers Road. The men bailed but were eventually rounded up by the cops involved.

The RCIPS spokesperson said all three are currently detained in custody after their arrest on suspicion of burglary following the series of events which had begun at about 2:40pm Tuesday afternoon. A man reported the burglary in process to the police and described the red Honda Civic in which the suspect thieves had fled.

Once spotted, the police followed the Civic to the crash location in the area of East Boulevard and Walkers Road, where the men had got out of the smashed car and had ran off towards Windsor Park. Police from uniform staff, USG, DSCTF, CID and the Air Operations Unit searched the area and two of the men were located. The third suspect was later arrested in central George Town.

Police said no one was injured in the crash and the red Honda civic, which was reported as having been stolen from West Bay earlier today, sustained front end damage but no other cars were damaged during the pursuit.

Police enquiries are ongoing and any anyone who was in the area of Selkirk Drive around the relevant time today and saw anything suspicious, or anyone who saw the red Civic before or after the burglary, should contact George Town CID on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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