Police pursued a car along the A27 and arrested a man following a break-in at a Chichester jeweller’s last night.
The silver Mercedes mounted the pavement to avoid a police car waiting to block it off in Chapel Street after three men were seen running to St Cyrias, where the car emerged, police said.
The vehicle was pursued onto the A27 towards Portsmouth and Hampshire Police picked up the case, arresting a man a short time later, Sussex Police confirmed.
Officers were first alerted to an alarm at Lowery jewellers in North Street at around 3.22am, a spokesperson said.
Anyone who witnessed the break in at the jewellers is asked to contact email@example.com or call 101, quoting serial 135 of 28/07.
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