Armed units arrest Derbyshire man who stole van whilst its owner was using recycling bin

A Derbyshire man was arrested after he stole a van – leading officers on a pursuit across two counties.

Wednesday, 20th July 2022, 4:51 pm

On Wednesday, July 20, the Derbyshire Road Crime Unit were called to reports that a van had been stolen from Long Eaton.

The thief was able to gain access to the van while its owner was using some recycling bins – sparking a chase involving armed police units.

He was pursued into Leicestershire, and was eventually stopped in Burbage – a village between Leicester and Coventry.

Officers were able to bring the thief into custody.

The man was arrested and the van was recovered – with Leicestershire Police assisting their Derbyshire counterparts to bring the thief into custody.