Police arrested a Carlton burglary suspect after a foot chase in the Sneinton area on Saturday.
Officers were on mobile patrol when their attention was drawn to a car which had been driven along Sneinton Boulevard at around 6.25pm.
They tracked the vehicle to Pullman Road where the driver had got out and was walking away while the car was still moving, colliding with a parked vehicle and a wall.
While an officer secured the abandoned vehicle, another officer pulled up alongside the suspect but he ran off.
The officer gave chase on foot before a search of the area was carried out. A short time later the suspect was located in a garden and arrested.
Enquiries established that the car driven by the suspect was suspected to have been stolen during a house burglary in Claygate, Carlton, which is believed to have happened overnight between Thursday and Friday.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis. He remains in police custody.
Detective Inspector Ed Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great bit of old-fashioned police work which led to the suspect’s arrest.
“He is now being questioned in connection with the burglary while we continue with our enquiries which include checking for any CCTV opportunities.”
Anyone who has any information about the car key burglary is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 131 of 17 July 2020.