Thieves crash car

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SUSPECTED thieves crashed a car just minutes after allegedly stealing goods.

Emergency services were called to Ryhope Street South, near Nelson Street, in Ryhope, at about 3pm yesterday after reports of an over-turned VW Golf.

A woman, aged 23, and man, aged 29, were taken to hospital for minor injuries and later arrested on suspicion of shop-lifting at the nearby Asda.

They have been bailed pending further inquiries.