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Burglary suspect gets into unmarked police car insted of taxi
11:34am Wednesday 11th December 2013 in News
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after he climbed into an unmarked police car thinking it was his taxi.
North Yorkshire Police officers were alerted at about 10pm on Sunday to reports of a man behaving suspiciously on a BT site at Askham Fields Lane, Askham Bryan.
Officers and a police dog went to the scene and conducted a search of the site, where they found a Vauxhall Astra with false number plates loaded up with copper cable which was seized by police.
As the search continued around the village, officers checked with local taxi firms and discovered a man had ordered a cab to take him from the Royal Oak in Copmanthorpe to Doncaster.
Police officers in an unmarked car arrived at the pub and arrested a 29-year-old man from Doncaster on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal, after he got into the vehicle believing it was his taxi.
He has been released on police bail as inquiries continue.
Anyone with any information about this incident should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.