Colchester: Three arrested in stolen vehicles investigation
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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of stealing three mopeds in Colchester after officers pursued the vehicles through the Greenstead area.
We received a number of reports of three mopeds being ridden dangerously Greenstead shortly after 3.45pm yesterday, Sunday 11 February.
Speedy enquiries led us to believe the vehicles had been stolen and may be being driven using false registration plates.
Armed officers, who were closest to the scene, began safely following the mopeds in the area, including in Primrose Walk, Magnolia Drive, Hawthorn Avenue, Magnolia field and Avon Way.
As a result of the pursuits, three teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of a number of thefts of motor vehicle offences.
The boys, two aged 14 and one aged 15, were questioned and have been released on conditional bail until May.
Detective Sergeant Dan Jeffries, of Colchester CID, said:
“We know these arrests and the minutes leading up to them took place in view of the public and we’d like to thank everyone who alerted us to the incidents and manner of driving. “Officers acted really quickly to safely bring the situation to safe conclusion and, crucially, make three arrests.”
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