Five men have been arrested in Wiltshire following a raid at a local car garage.
The thieves broke into an unnamed car garage in High Street, Upavon and took the keys to three cars. The men proceeded to drive away in the Fiat, Kia and VW Golf, leading police on a chase around the area.
The VW Golf was spotted near Westbury but the vehicle failed to stop, instead reverse ramming a police car causing significant damage, before continuing towards Warminster. It then crashed into Warminster School and the driver was arrested, which led to the arrests of the four other men involved in the robbery.
The story is another illustration of just how important it is for car garages and dealerships to have a motor trade insurance policy that will cover the value of assets stored on site in case they are stolen. The insurance can also provide cover for the building itself, in case it is damaged during any attempted break-ins.
According to the Western Daily Press, Ross Pinnock, 29, from Bristol, was the man arrested at the scene following the crash involving the VW Golf. He has been charged with burglary and a number of driving offences.
His arrest led to enquiries which, in turn, saw four other men - aged 22, 23, 25 and 28 - arrested.
The stolen Fiat was found abandoned in a nearby pub car park and the stolen Kia was found following further searches of other addresses across Westbury and Warminster.