2 car break-in suspects at large after high-speed chase ends in the woods

GARDENDALE, Ala. (WIAT) — Two possibly armed suspects remain at large Friday after an early-morning police chase ended in a wooded area in Jefferson County, according to the Gardendale Police Department.

Police officers observed two black male suspects breaking into vehicles in the Longwood subdivision in Gardendale. Police then pursued the suspects in a high-speed chase.

The armed suspects hit between 2-3 parked cars in the subdivision before running off of the road at Daniel Payne and Dugan Avenue. Officers say they then fled into the woods on foot.

The Gardendale Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office searched the area with assistance from a K-9 unit, but they remain at large.

Authorities say the suspects had broken into 3-4 cars in the Longwood subdivision, but that number may increase upon further investigation. The suspect vehicle was towed in; most of the items reported stolen were recovered, including some stolen firearms.


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