A man wanted in connection with a report of burglary was arrested yesterday after Nottinghamshire Police’s drone team followed a suspect evading officers on the ground.
Officers attended a house in Frinton Road, Aspley, at around 7pm last night as part of a hunt for a 24-year-old man wanted in connection with three reports of burglary.
When police attended the address, a woman allegedly obstructed officers from moving to investigate the man’s whereabouts.It was at this point, a man fled a property on foot via the front garden.
Nottinghamshire Police’s drone team supported response officers on the ground, guiding them as a man weaved through properties’ gardens and hopped over fences.
In the footage, officers can be seen moving to intercept a man thanks to guidance from the drone team in the sky.
A man eventually stops and is safely detained by police in Woodfield Road. He is now being questioned in connection with reports of burglary in Woodfield Road on 2 May 2020, Woolsington Close on 12 May 2020 and Cramwell Road on 18 May 2020.
Detective Inspector Kayne Rukas, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “A fantastic combined effort from our response officers, drone team and intelligence unit led to us locating and detaining a man who we are now questioning in connection with a report of burglary.
“A 30-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer, she remains in police custody for questioning.
“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to tackling burglary and will investigate all reports thoroughly. We work hard to establish the circumstances in each case and we always look to take appropriate action against offenders.”
If you are a victim of burglary, do not hesitate to contact 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.