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Man charged with Worcester burglaries after Droitwich car chase
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a car chase ended up in a crash yesterday.
The chase started at about 5.30pm when police officers on patrol spotted a grey BMW M3 driving from Kidderminster on the A449 towards Worcester.
The car had been stolen the previous day, and the officers pursued it into Droitwich until it crashed at Shepherd's Way on the Westlands estate at about 5.50pm.
The two men inside ran away, but about 40 minutes later, a man in his 20s was arrested on Ombersley Way, Droitwich. He is currently in custody at Worcester Police Station being interviewed by detectives.
The BMW had been stolen from premises at Flag Meadow Walk, the Arboretum, Worcester overnight between Wednesday and yesterday. An Apple laptop and a mobile phone were also stolen.
The man is custody has also been arrested for a burglary at the Grosvenor Arms pub, St John's on Monday, August 20, when a TV and cash were stolen.
He is also being questioned about other burglaries in the city, including three homes in Penhill Crescent and McIntyre Road, St John's, that were broken into on August 16 and 17.
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 of one of the men by witnesses, 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 number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.