Details have emerged of the moment two boys lent officers their bicycles as they chased after some suspected thieves on foot.
Northamptonshire Officers were called to a commercial premises in Daventry following initial reports of people trying to gain access into a builders yard.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers located an abandoned van and bystanders who had witnessed the break-in gave officers directions in relation to where the suspects had fled on foot.
Two of the bystanders then lent the officers who attended the incident their bikes so that they could close the gap between themselves on the fleeing suspects.
Thanks to the bikes, officers were able to catch up with the suspected thieves who were arrested and later charged with theft.
Police confirmed that a dumper truck had been loaded into the back of the abandoned van on Carisbrooke Way on Monday.
Sgt Matt Bailey said:
“The public support during this incident was fantastic and led directly to the capture, arrest and charging of these two individuals.
“I would like to thank all of them for their help, but especially the two boys who lent me their bicycles.
“It was great to know how much they wanted us to succeed in catching up with the suspects”.
The two boys who lent officers their bikes were later invited to spend a day with the force’s 999 response team.
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