PICTURE: Suspected thieves lead police on car chase through Sheffield streets after stealing tools

The abandoned vehicle.
The abandoned vehicle.

A gang of suspected thieves led police on a car chase through the streets of Sheffield after stealing tools from a van.

Three men driving a grey Vauxhall Vectra reportedly stole a number of tools from a van parked on Graham Road, Ranmoor, on Friday, May 11, at 10am.

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Police were called to the scene and engaged in a pursuit of the Vauxhall after it failed to stop on Hillfoot Road, Totley.

They later abandoned the vehicle in Lowedges.

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Officers searched the area and two men were arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor car.

Witnesses described how several police vehicles were spotted at the scene and one member of public took a picture of the abandoned car that had been left on a grass verge on Chesterfield Road South.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to report it via 101 quoting incident number 267 of 11 May."