Two teenagers linked to Mansfield armed robbery nabbed after pursuit

Nottinghamshire police investigating a terrifying burglary by two machete-wielding men in Mansfield have arrested two teenagers following an intense pursuit on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 12:34 pm

Officers spotted a Mini Cooper, believed to be linked to the aggravated burglary, heading along A614 towards the Leapool Island before speeding off, prompting an authorised pursuit.

The vehicle was being driven dangerously in snowy and icy conditions before trained officers made tactical contact with the Mini.

The suspects then got out of the moving car and fled on foot while the car collided with a parked vehicle.

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Two teenagers, aged 18 and 17, were arrested over a burglary in Mansfield after a police pursuit.

Officers chased them on foot and the suspects, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, were quickly detained in Warren Hill Close in Arnold.

The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of cannabis.

He was also detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary - relating to a series of car key burglaries across Nottinghamshire in September 2020.

The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of cannabis.

He was also detained on suspicion of burglary - relating to two car key burglaries in Nottinghamshire earlier this month.

Both suspects remain in custody. No one was injured during the incident, with the police chase beginning shortly after 3.30pm (January 24).

The aggravated burglary relates to an incident reported to have happened in Spencer Street, Mansfield, on Thursday (January 21)

During the burglary, two suspects armed with machetes smashed a door down to get into the property.

It is believed they were looking for someone before they left empty-handed. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.

Detective Inspector Nick Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Thanks to some excellent police teamwork we were able to bring this incident to a safe conclusion and we are now questioning two suspects as part of our ongoing enquiries."

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