Asking to borrow tools was a cover story for thief
POLICE are investigating whether a ruse may have been used before a man broke into a house and stole from it.
A police spokesman said the man knocked on the door of a house on Glamorgan Vale Rd yesterday.
When the resident answered, the man said his car had broken down and asked if he could borrow some tools.
The spokesman said the resident said he couldn't help the man and directed him to a neighbour's place.
He said the man later broke into a nearby house and stole from it.
Police suspect the man may have used the premise of knocking on the door to see if someone was home and asking to borrow tools was his cover story.
The spokesman said about 9.20am, police saw the car the man was driving near the intersection of Glamorgan Vale Rd and Claus Rd.
Officers from Marburg, Lowood and Rosewood were involved in tracking down the car. One of the officers had to pursue a suspect across a paddock.
A man was taken into custody and taken back to the Ipswich watchhouse where he was expected to be charged.