Police chase leads to arrest of break and enter suspect

A man wanted during a police chase in new Sudbury Thursday has been arrested.

Three schools in the Falconbridge area we told to keep students and staff inside as the police chase was underway

Greater Sudbury Police have arrested a robbery suspect after a police pursuit of the man in the New Sudbury area. Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada (Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

The man arrested in a police chase in Sudbury on Thursday is expected to appear in court today.    

The 28-year-old man is the suspect in a carjacking investigation in North Bay.

Police in that city said, at about noon yesterday, a woman was approached at a bank by a man, who told her to hand over money and drive him somewhere.

According to North Bay police, the woman handed over her car — but ended up in the car with the carjacker. She was later left unharmed on the side of Highway 17 west.

Police pursued the car to Sudbury, where an air and ground chase ensued.

Sudbury police said the man was taken into custody on Bancroft Drive, shortly after 10:30 p.m.

No one was injured during the incident.

Thursday afternoon police recommended that three schools in the Falconbridge Road vicinity to keep students and staff inside as officers were in pursuit of a man considered dangerous — and who was thought to be carrying a knife.

Students and teachers were told they could leave about 5:30 p.m. 

The man has been charged in relation to the pursuit, as well as for an incident under investigation by the OPP. He was also wanted on a number of charges by Sudbury police, including two counts of break and enter and breach of probation.

The man was expected to appear in bail court Friday.