Guitar theft suspect arrested after Scarborough chase

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing five guitars worth thousands of pounds from a shop in Scarborough.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 16th January 2017, 12:54 pm
Updated Monday, 16th January 2017, 1:01 pm
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At about 3.40am today, police were called to a suspected burglary in progress at a premises in Bar Street.

A witness reported seeing a man riding a bicycle away from the scene with a “massive holdall” on his back.

Officers attended immediately, pursued the man on foot, caught up with him and arrested him within five minutes of the report.

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The man’s holdall was searched and found to contain five guitars. The guitars were valuable collectors items, each worth between £3,000 – £4,000.

A 57-year-old man from Huddersfield was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains in custody as police enquiries continue.