SUSPECTED burglars who drove through a red light have been arrested after a police chase through Southampton.

A purple Ford Focus drove through a red light on The Avenue after 10pm yesterday.

Officers pursued the car to Avenue Road where the driver of the vehicle and a passenger fled the scene.

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Bolt cutters and other tools were found in the car and the remaining two passengers were arrested. 

Shortly after, officers received reports that a man wearing a balaclava was climbing sheds on Ancasta Road.

He was identified as the driver of the vehicle and arrested.

An 18-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop a vehicle when instructed by police and theft of a motor vehicle.

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Two 16-year-old boys from Southampton were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

They remain in police custody at this time.

Enquiries continue to identify and locate the other passenger.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area at this time are asked to contact police on 101 or report online, quoting 44220181474.

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