Police said they have arrested three men after a car crashed at Seaton near Hornsea earlier today.
Officers tried to stop a vehicle which they suspected had been used in thefts in the Bridlington area, but the driver did not cooperate.
It crashed between Seaton and Sigglesthorne and five men ran from the vehicle. With the assistance of a helicopter, three of them were found hiding and arrested. Two others are still on the run.
A spokesman said: "If you see anything suspicious in the area then please call us quoting log 345 of today."