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Police chopper helps in arrest of Clarington break-and-enter suspects

WATCH: Video released by Durham Regional Police appears to show officers in a helicopter assisting police on the ground as a suspect flees on foot from the scene of a break and enter.

A man and woman have been charged after a break-and-enter was reported in Clarington, police say.

Durham Regional Police said on Thursday at around 8:38 p.m., officers were called to the White Cliffe Drive and Robery Adams Drive area after a resident reported seeing an unknown woman exiting a garage with a box of items.

Police said the resident also saw a man further away from the residence with a box of items.

“The unknown female was confronted by the resident and fled the scene,” police said in a news release.

According to police, the force’s Air1 helicopter assisted, followed the two suspects and followed them until officers arrived.

“The female was located by a responding unit and arrested,” police said. “The male continued to flee on foot and was arrested by another responding unit with the assistance of Air1.”

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Video footage captured by the helicopter, released by police, appears to show a suspect running in a Clarington neighbourhood away from an officer.

An officer in the helicopter can be heard directing the officer where the suspect is running, as they make their way across several streets.

A 44-year-old man with no fixed address was charged with break-and-enter, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and obstructing a peace officer.

A 44-year-old woman from Clarington was charged with assault, break-and-enter and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Both were released on an undertaking.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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