The crooks had just broken into McColl's on Rotherham Road, Great Houghton, Barnsley, when they were spotted by officers in their getaway carÂ '“ aÂ silver BMW one series '“Â nearÂ Rawmarsh, Rotherham.
CRIME: Four arrested over serious unprovoked attack on man in Sheffield city centreÂ A police pursuit was mounted during which a claw hammer, bricks and bottles were thrown out of the BMW at the police car behind.
The burglars managed to lose the police car chasing them and theirÂ BMW was found dumped on Clay Pit Lane, Rawmarsh.
Police dogs and a police helicopter were deployed but the burglars escaped and are still on the run.
They struck atÂ 11.20pm on Saturday,Â October 20.
The BMW they used was seized for forensic examination.
Cigarettes and alcohol were found inside. Anyone withÂ information should callÂ South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incidentÂ 1,082 of October 20.