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Two women arrested after police chase

Two young women who led police on a chase were arrested last night in connection with a stolen motorcycle.

A police spokesman said the two – an 18-year-old Smith’s woman and a 19-year-old Devonshire woman, were arrested after police saw them ride through a red light on Front Street.

The spokesman said: “At round 9.15pm on Wednesday, a police unit that was stationary on Front Street in the City of Hamilton observed the two suspects travelling east along Front Street on a motorcycle.

“The rider failed to stop for a red light at the junction of Front Street and Burnaby Street.

“Apparently, despite using the police vehicle’s lights and sirens, the rider led police on a pursuit, which ended in the Ferrars Lane, Pembroke area where both young women were detained.”

The motorcycle they were on was later confirmed to be stolen and impounded by police.

Police have also launched an investigation into a separate incident involving a stolen motorcycle early yesterday morning.

The spokesman said a Devonshire man told police he had seen two men in dark clothing park a motorcycle in his yard at 5.25am.

The spokesman added: “Apparently after a short period of time one of the suspects returned and rode off on the motorcycle, travelling west along Palmetto Road.

“That motorcycle was also later confirmed to be stolen.”

The spokesman warned the public to be careful about where they parked their motorcycles at night – and recommended that valuable items should not be left in vehicles unattended.

He said: “Parked motorcycles should be secured using the handlebar lock along with a secondary lock.

“In addition, if the motorcycle has a compartment under the seat and/or a storage box, each should also be secured before leaving the vehicle unattended.”

Anyone with information about the incidents – or who wants to report suspicious activity – should call 211.