A getaway car that was possibly badly in need of a service led to the arrest of a man who had earlier robbed an electronics store on Orange Grove Road, near Liverpool.
The 33 year old was nabbed after his car broke down a short distance away.
It is alleged that at about 5pm yesterday (Tuesday, July 22) a man walked into the store and took a computer hard drive and portable speakers, loaded them into his car, before returning to the shop. It’s further alleged the man cut the security cables attached to two iPads and took them, running from the store.
When an employee gave chase, police allege he pointed the scissors toward him, before jumping into his care and driving off.
As the man drove down Orange Grove Road, his vehicle broke down, and he walked away leaving his car on the side of the road.
Police from Liverpool Local Area Command were called and located the man’s vehicle a short time later.
While officers were guarding the man’s broken down vehicle, he returned to the car and was arrested. He was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with robbery whilst armed.
The man was refused bail and was due to appear in Liverpool Local Court today, July 23.