Police in Braunschweig said the officer driving the van was chasing a man and a woman accused of stealing bicycles when the vehicle rounded a corner and became stuck in freshly-laid concrete, The Mirror reported Monday.
Police said the van had to be pulled out by a tow truck, the British newspaper said.
The suspects were apprehended later, investigators said.
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