Zaventem robbery suspect arrested after chase in Namur

Zaventem robbery suspect arrested after chase in Namur
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A man suspected of burglary and car theft in Zaventem was arrested near Eghezee, in the Namur province, following a car chase, the Halle-Vilvoorde Public Prosecutor’s Office said Friday. The suspect, aged around 30, has been placed under arrest.

After the car chase, during which the driver repeatedly broke the highway code, the suspect was intercepted. He was not in possession of a driving licence and was driving under the influence of drugs.

The burglary took place on Tuesday evening in a house in Bremberg in Zaventem, just outside of Brussels. The house was searched and the perpetrator stole a vehicle.

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Thanks to the automatic number plate recognition system, the police were able to locate the stolen car a few hours later on the E411 motorway, near Eghezee.

The suspect is a 31-year-old man from the Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. He has been placed under arrest by an investigating judge and charged with burglary and malicious obstruction of traffic.

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