Man charged with York Rolex thefts after police helicopter chase

The police helicopter was involved. Photograph: National Police Air Service on Twitter
28 Jan 2019 @ 8.08 pm
| Crime, News

A man is due in court on theft charges after being stopped by police after a chase on the A1.

A 27 year-old man from the Rochdale area has been charged after three Rolex watches were taken from a jewellers on High Ousegate, York.

The man was arrested following a police pursuit which took place on numerous roads including the A63 and A1 on Saturday (26 January).

Police cars and the police helicopter were involved in the operation.

Remanded in custody

After questioning in custody the man was charged with:

  • theft from a shop
  • failing to stop
  • driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Monday 25 February.

PC Mark Grimes, leading the investigation, said:

  • Following our original appeal, information provided by a number of partner organisations in the York area and the local York City Neighbourhood Policing Team enabled us to locate a vehicle being driven by a man matching the description of the suspect.

    This case highlights the importance of partnership working and how small pieces of information, when received, can significantly help police investigations.