Belfast Telegraph

M2 car chase following burglary

Cigarettes were thrown out along the M2 as police chased a car driven by those suspected of stealing them.

A 28-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and failing to stop .

Police received a call reporting that money and cigarettes had been stolen from business premises on Main Street in Portgleonone at 5am yesterday.

A short time later a white Hyundai Classic car was seen travelling on the Lisnavenegh Road in Ballymena.

Police pursued and as the car made off along the M2 motorway, a quantity of cigarettes, believed to have been stolen, were thrown out.

Police later recovered them. At around 5.35am, the driver and a passenger abandoned the vehicle in Tamar Street, east Belfast before making off on foot.

One man was arrested by police and was yesterday assisting them with their inquiries.

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