Police have captured the moment on film when an alleged burglar was caught by officers after hopping garden fences in a bid to escape.
A Nottinghamshire Police drone captured the compromising moment when the suspect evaded officers on the ground.
The man arrested shortly after his escapades on May 19 (Mon).
Officers attended a house in Frinton Road, Aspley, at around 7pm last night as part of a hunt for a 24-year-old man wanted in connection with three reports of burglary.
Nottinghamshire Police’s drone team supported response officers on the ground, guiding them as a man weaved through properties’ gardens and hopped over fences.
This system has been previously used by police to detect motor crime suspects.
In the footage, officers can be seen moving to intercept a man thanks to guidance from the drone team in the sky.
A man eventually stops and is safely detained by police in Woodfield Road.
He is now being questioned in connection with reports of burglary in Woodfield Road on May 2, Woolsington Close on May 12 and Cramwell Road on May 18.
Detective Inspector Kayne Rukas, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “A fantastic combined effort from our response officers, drone team and intelligence unit led to us locating and detaining a man who we are now questioning in connection with a report of burglary.
“A 30-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer, she remains in police custody for questioning.
“Nottinghamshire Police is committed to tackling burglary and will investigate all reports thoroughly.
“We work hard to establish the circumstances in each case and we always look to take appropriate action against offenders.”