Four men and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested after being involved in a high-speed police chase from the scene of a burglary that ended when their vehicle ploughed into an Armthorpe resident’s car and front garden wall.
Police were called at around 9.35pm yesterday to reports of a burglary in Lakeen Road, Intake.
It is reported that a group of men attempted entry to a property there, before causing significant damage to the vehicles parked outside.
Police resources were dispatched immediately and pursued a vehicle, which reportedly failed to stop.
The vehicle is reported to have subsequently been involved in a collision in the Mansfield Crescent area.
A number of vehicles and properties sustained damage as a result.
Four men, aged 18, 23, 26, 42 and a 16-year-old boy from the Doncaster area have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, failing to stop and possession of an offensive weapon.
They remain in custody being questioned by officers.
Officers believe the incidents are targeted and enquiries are ongoing. The group, believed to have been travelling in a Black Mondeo car, crashed into Elaine Pinder’s car and front garden wall.
Mrs Pinder’s husband, Barry, was asleep in bed when the crash occurred.
The 57-year-old said: “He heard this big bang, and he went out to the window and realised what had happened.
“Thank God he wasn’t in the car when it happened, because he would have been left with critical injuries at the very least.
“I was working two streets away at the time, and even we heard the bang. Didn’t even think that it could be my house.
“Our car is a complete write-off now, and police have taken it away as evidence.
“Barry’s been white with shock ever since, and just can’t believe what happened.”
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