Update: Police collide with man on bike then arrest him on suspicion of burglary
POLICE investigating an alleged burglary were involved in a collision with a cyclist – only to arrest the man on suspicion of committing the break in.
The drama unfolded yesterday afternoon when police were alerted to the alleged incident in Briarhayes Close.
A member of the public contacted Suffolk police reporting that they believed a burglary was being carried out at around 2.10pm yesterday.
Officers responding to the incident arrived to find a man nearby on a bike. The man was then in collision with the police car in Ancaster Road.
The cyclist was assessed for injuries, but was not hurt in the crash. Police said the officers in the police car were also unhurt.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said a 31-year-old from Woodbridge was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He is currently detained at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he is due to be questioned by officers.
The incident has left residents in shock, with one man telling The Star that crimes are not common in the quite close.
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The man, who asked not to be named, said: “It is a really quiet street and things like that don’t really happen down here.
“The last time I remember a burglary happening is two or three years ago and I think that was because someone left a door open.
“Whenever you here things like this it makes you worry because it is a shock.”
Others were shocked to learn of the incident when approached by The Star, with many being at work when the alleged burglary happened.