Three men were arrested in Hove after a burglary in Brighton, Sussex Police said.
The police helicopter provided support after the suspects were seen getting into a car, with officers on the ground in pursuit.
Sussex Police said: “Police called to a house burglary in Glen Rise, Withdean, Brighton, on Thursday afternoon (9 March) found intruders had stolen £600 cash and a quantity of jewellery.
“But after three men were seen getting into a car near by officers, supported by a police helicopter, followed the vehicle and detained three men at a premises in Hove.
“A bag containing items believed to have been stolen in the raid was also recovered.
“A 35-year-old man, of no fixed address, and a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, both from Brighton, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
“They are currently in police custody awaiting interview by detectives.
“Anyone suspecting a burglary may be taking place or about to be committed should always dial 999 and ask for police immediately.
“Information about suspicious activity, people or vehicles can be emailed to email@example.com or reported online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal.”