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    Four burglars arrested after high-speed chase and crash

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    Police arrested four men on suspicion of an attempted burglary in Dilbeek during the early hours of Friday morning. They were involved in a high-speed chase along the Brussels ring-road, which ended with an accident near Braine-l’Alleud. The Hal-Vilvorde Prosecutor’s office revealed the four men have been linked to a series of burglaries in several neighbourhoods in a statement issued on Friday evening.

    The four men aged 29, 26, 25 and 22 were seen trying to break into a house in Dilbeek and tried to flee by car. Police chased them down the Brussels ring-road all the way to Briane-l’Alleud. The driver lost control of the vehicle at the Waterloo exit and crashed.

    All four occupants of the vehicle were injured and had to be taken to hospital after fire-fighters freed them from the wreckage.

    The Hal-Vilvorde Prosecutor’s office said they knew the get-away car was used in several burglaries in different neighbourhoods. The four suspects appeared before an instruction judge and the Prosecutor’s office requested they be remanded in custody. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times