Authorities chase suspected car burglars from Longview to Shreveport
POSTED: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:23am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:34am
Longview, Texas (KETK) — Two Shreveport men are behind bars after leading police on a high-speed chase from Longview to Louisiana Thursday morning.
Around 2:45 a.m., officials with the Longview Police Department were dispatched to a vehicle burglary in progress in the 2500 Block of North Eastman Road. When officers arrived they noticed a silver car, with what was at the time believed to be three alleged burglars, leaving the scene.
Police chased the car south on Eastman Road and onto I-20 Eastbound. The pursuit continued into Shreveport, Louisiana, where the suspects jumped from the vehicle and were arrested.
One suspected criminal is currently in the Shreveport City Jail and the other was transported to University Hospital on Kings Highway in Shreveport for a medical problem.
Once the pursuit ended, police were able to determine what they thought was a third suspect in the back seat of the vehicle was actually a large item that was stolen from one of the victim's vehicles.