National Police Air Service (NPAS)

NPAS footage tracking gang's escape from jewellery raid released

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015

Footage has been released of a dramatic jewellery raid in Norwich which took place earlier this year. 

After the gang of six fled the scene on mopeds, the NPAS helicopter was deployed and tracked the robbers to a wood near Thelford where local officers were guided in and arrrests made. 

The gang has today been sentenced to a total of 37 years.

Speaking of the case, Ch Superintendent Ian Whitehouse, NPAS Accountable Manager, said:

"I am incredibly proud of the the part that NPAS played in the aprehension of these six offenders.  Without the vantage point that police air support brings to situations like this they may not have been caught so swiftly.  As it is our crew was there to monitor the movements of the gang and guide local officers to their whereabouts.  This is a great example of what can be achieved when ground and air teams work together and are supported by members of the public." 

For more details and to see the footage please click here to visit the BBC news website.

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