The police helicopter took to the skies over the Scraptoft area on the outskirts of the city late last night to investigate a report of a break-in at a building site.
A member of the public called Leicestershire Police because they believed two intruders had forced their way into a site in Covert Lane.
Officers attended by car to investigate the report but called in the support of their airborne colleagues too, a force spokesman has confirmed.
No arrests were made.
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The spokeswoman said: “We were called at 11.36pm by a member of the public reporting a break-in at a construction site in Covert Lane, Scraptoft.
“Mention of two men having been seen on the site.
“Officers attended and found damage had been caused to a gate and access gained to the location.
“The National Police Air Service, (Npas), assisted officers with a search of the area.
“No one was located and nothing has been reported as stolen.”