Search underway as suspects steal unlocked car, flee after police chase

— Durham police were searching for two auto theft suspects Thursday morning after a chase on N.C. Highway 55, authorities said.

A white SUV was stolen from a home near North Roxboro Street and Latta Road around 3:30 a.m.

A sheriff’s deputy saw the car in downtown Durham around 4 a.m., leading to a chase.

Three suspects ran from the vehicle at NC-55 and Odyssey Drive.

The vehicle, which was still in drive, crashed into nearby woods.

One suspect was caught on the scene.

The car’s owner told WRAL News that the car was left unlocked and the keys were in the cup holder.

The car’s broken radiator was scheduled to be repaired Thursday.

Published at Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:34:13 +0000