PICTURES: Armed officers and police helicopter swarm Sheffield estate after 'car chase'

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Armed officers and a police helicopter have descended on a Sheffield estate amid reports of a car chase.

The incident took place at around 7.30pm on Wednesday evening (August 8) Kilvington Crescent on the Woodthorpe estate in south east Sheffield.

Manor estate in Sheffield with Fairleigh in the foreground (photo: Google).

Manor estate in Sheffield with Fairleigh in the foreground (photo: Google).

Eyewitnesses suggest a car chase had taken place which was brought to an end on the estate.

A resident told The Star that the incident had now finished and the car being chased - a new shape white VW Golf - had been taken away on the back or a recovery truck.

They said there were about five police cars and the officers who attended had dogs and guns.

They added officers had also gone onto the building site behind the crescent and an unmarked car had stayed in the area for about an hour and a half afterwards.

Kilvington Crescent, Woodthorpe, Sheffield (photo: Google).

Kilvington Crescent, Woodthorpe, Sheffield (photo: Google).

A police spokesperson said officers were called to a farm in the Harthill area of Rotherham at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, August 8 following reports of a burglary, where two shotguns and jewellery were stolen.

During the robbery the homeowner confronted the offenders, but they escaped in a silver VW Golf.

A car, believed to have been involved in the burglary, was later sighted in the Manor area of Sheffield but following a short pursuit, the car was abandoned and the occupants escaped.

Searches of the area were conducted and a blade was seized from the car.

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).

Enquiries are ongoing to recover the shotguns and identify those involved.

Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 737 of 8 August 2018, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).

Armed police at the scene of an incident on the Woodthorpe estate (photo submitted).