helicopter tracked shop raiders through Burnham-On-Sea area
people suspected of ram-raiding a shop in Exeter have been arrested
95 miles away after a police chase along the M5 motorway, including
through the Burnham-On-Sea area at the weekend.
incident started in Exeter at a little after 9.30pm on Saturday
believe the men used two white vans to raid a commercial unit before
piling the vehicles with high-value electrical goods and making
police and a helicopter from four forces were involved in chasing
the two vans along the M5 through Devon and then across Somerset,
including through the Burnham-On-Sea area.
first vehicle was stopped just over the border in Somerset and five
men were arrested.
second vehicle continued up the M5 and got a considerable distance
along the M4 where it was finally stopped at a service station north
of Chippenham where four more men were arrested.
say all of the electrical equipment was recovered at an estimated
value of £200,000.