Officers investigating the theft of a police vehicle from Lowestoft have arrested a man in connection with the incident.
The vehicle – a marked Vauxhall Vivaro van – was taken from Lowestoft police station on Saturday 10 November.
Officers responded to calls from the public in response to sightings of the vehicle being driven erratically in Lowestoft, Pakefield, Kessingland and Halesworth.
The van was found abandoned in Bungay at about 1am on Sunday 11 November, following a report to police from a member of the public.
A 27-year-old man from Bungay has this morning been arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and other offences, in connection with this crime.
He has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.
The initial alarm had been raised by a member of the public who had seen a male in ‘casual clothes’ climb into the driver’s seat of the police van whilst it was parked in the car park of Lowestoft Police station.
Officers received a call from a member of the public stating a male got out of a marked police van at about 9.25pm in the Lowestoft area and then struggled to get back in the vehicle.
Once he had done so, he drove away down Whapload Road.
The member of the public said the male was wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
Police received a further report from a member of the public stating a marked police van was reported as being driven erratically at about 9.30pm in the Kessingland area, and going in the direction of Pakefield.
A further report was also received at 9.50pm in the Holton area of Halesworth.
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