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Police chase through city after PS2,000 raid at hairdressers.

A DRAMATIC police chase was sparked in Birmingham after an earlymorning smash-and-grab burglary at a hairdressers.

Raiders smashed their way into Frederic Cox Hairdressers in Coleshill before fleeing with a PS2,000 product haul on Tuesday morning.

It is believed they arrived at the Parkfield Road shops in a car and broke a window with a brick.

They then stormed the salon, stealing products from the shelves before making off in their getaway vehicle.

The chase began when officers spotted a car in Chelmsley Wood.

The driver failed to stop for the officers, instead jumping red lights and travelling on the wrong side of the road during the pursuit.

Eventually the car was stopped on Packington Avenue, Shard End.

The shattered window at the hairdressers is now boarded up, but the shop remained open despite the breakin.

A spokeswoman for the hairdressers said: "It was a break-in. They threw a brick through the window and they took about PS2,000 worth of products.

"It is boarded up now, we're still open today." West Mercia Police appealed for witnesses to the burglary.

A spokesman said: "A man and woman have been arrested in connection with a burglary at a shop in Parkfield Road, Coleshill.

"The burglary occurred at around 2am on Tuesday.Witnesses reported that offenders pulled up in a car and smashed the front window to gain entry to the store.

"Officers from the Operational Policing Unit spotted the suspects' car while searching in Chelmsley Wood. The car failed to stop for the officers and a pursuit started with the suspect vehicle driving through red lights and on the wrong side of the road.

"The car was stopped in Packington Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham, and a 37-year-old woman from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

"Another suspect ran from the car and West Midlands Police dogs were used to search the area. A 42-year-old man from Birmingham was found nearby and arrested on suspicion of burglary."

Anyone with information that could help police is urged to call 101 quoting incident 23 of April 9, 2019.

Alternatively, witnesses can contact anonymously the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Frederic Cox Hairdressers, in Coleshill, with a boarded up door

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