Two stolen motorcycles were recovered and three people were arrested after a group of riders came face-to-face with the police.
Officers were on patrol on Saturday (23 September) when they spotted three mopeds being ridden along Spring Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The riders immediately turned away and were followed for a short distance.
A pair of the vehicles were pulled over and found to have been stolen from the local area in recent days.
Two boys, aged 17 and 15, were arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft and various additional driving offences.
Both were later released on bail as investigations continue.
PC Bryn Richards, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“This was an excellent result that led to the recovery of two stolen motorcycles and the arrest of two suspects.
“Crimes of this nature are hugely upsetting for victims who also face significant financial costs when their property is stolen in this way. When offences are reported to us victims can be sure that we will do our best to return their property and catch up with offenders.”