Derbyshire Police arrested a 36-year-old man who attempted to "run" from a burglary at The Pillar of Rock a J D Wetherspoon.
Till and fruit machines were targeted at the pub on Castle Street, Bolsover.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit who where first on the scene at 3am on November 13, said: "The known burglar wanted for four previous burglaries was located nearby. Attempted to run but placed on the floor by Derbyshire Armed Response Unit PC Topknot."
The man has been released on police bail.