Two males arrested in Nuneaton following theft of a motor bike
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Two males have been detained by police in connection with the theft of a motorbike in Bedworth.
There have been extra officers in the Bedworth and Exhall area over the last week following a spate of incidents of theft and robbery involving males on motorbikes.
These officers were on hand to respond promptly to the report of the theft and quickly identified suspects on two motorbikes.
The bikes failed to stop for police and police air support was called in to help with the search for the suspects.
The plane tracked two suspects for more than 50 minutes before they were located at a house Laburnum Grove, Nuneaton and arrested.
A search of the house in Laburnum Grove led to the seizure of a stolen quadbike.
Inspector Kris Shore from Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Last week I reassured the public that we were putting measures in place to tackle this ongoing problem and asked for support from local people to identify those responsible.
“We’ve had an excellent response from local people, and it was a quick-thinking member of the public who called 999 when they spotted the bike being stolen.
“The increased policing presence in the area meant we were quickly on the scene and able to identify the suspects.”
A 17-year-old boy and 20-year-old man, both from Nuneaton, were arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.