A DRAMATIC arrest followed an alleged burglary in Sale on Saturday.
Police allege a male entered a residence in Desailly St about 11.20am and stole a number of items before fleeing on a push bike with a second male.
One of the men was later arrested inside the rear of a business in York St.
A witness said this alleged offender was apprehended by police after circling in a white sedan at the rear of T and M Auto Repairs, trying to find an escape route, but police had blocked the entrance to the site in York St with a highway patrol car.
The witness said said at one point the vehicle hit a gate before reversing back, and soon after drove towards two police officers, who “darted aside”, before the alleged offender again braked.
She said the vehicle appeared to then circle and hit a wall, as “pipes went flying”.
The second male was arrested a short time later, and both have been interviewed by police.
Sale police are appealing for witnesses.
Anyone who saw the burglary or who has information, including CCTV footage from the area, is being urged to phone Wellington CIU on 5142 2249, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.