THE PSNI’S helicopter was this morning used o help arrest two teenage males for burglary, drugs and driving offences in west Belfast.
Police say that around 3.36 am police in West Belfast arrested two males, one aged 18 and the other aged 15 following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street in which a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the West Belfast area.
Local Policing Chief Inspector for West Belfast Anthony McNally said: “At approximately 6.38pm police received a report of a burglary in the Donegall Street area where a vehicle had been taken.
“Police then received reports of a car which matched the description of the stolen vehicle being driven dangerously in the Whiterock Leisure Centre car park.
“Police air support was deployed and observed the vehicle driving erratically in the Moyard Parade area.
“Officers continued to observe the vehicle and it was involved in a single car road traffic collision. Two males were apprehended at the scene by officers.
“The 15 year old youth was arrested and subsequently charged with disqualified driving, no insurance, two counts of aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to property and aggravated vehicle taking driving dangerously and is due to appear in Belfast Youth Court on 16th June.
“He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug and burglary.
“The 18 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of a B drug, no insurance, two counts of aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to property and burglary.
“He is currently in custody.”