A thief who committed a crime in a Staffordshire town was pursued through the streets of the county before being hit by a stinger in Wolverhampton.
The man – who has not been identified – was believed to have committed a theft in the Penkridge area before attempted to escape officers from the Staffordshire Response.
He was later spotted going into Wolverhampton where the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) helped stinger the vehicle and detain the driver.
A CMPG spokesman said: “The driver of this untaxed, non-insured Golf was also disqualified from driving and had just committed a theft in Penkridge.
“Vehicle was spotted and pursued into Wolves by CMPG , stung and tactical contact was used to bring the pursuit to a safe stop.”
Staffordshire Police Response revealed then motorist had been arrested following the chase.
A spokesman said: “Driver thought he would commit crime in Penkridge. 20mins later following info from the public and a pursuit the use of stinger brought it to a safe conclusion he is now in custody.
“Thanks to the Central Motorway Policing Group and Staffordshire Police Dogs and Armed Response Vehicle.”