Arrest after man sparks police hunt after fleeing officers in Belmont North

A MAN has been arrested after a police operation in Belmont on Thursday morning.

The police helicopter and the dog squad, with the assistance of plain clothes detectives, were called in after a man ran from officers following a break-in at a newsagency about 4.30am.

Witness reports indicate the man may have committed a number of robberies.

He was arrested a short time after various units were called in, police said.

The man is being questioned by police.

More to come.