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Ventura Police Looking For Thief Who Led Officers On Wild Chase

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:21pm

Ventura Police are still looking for an auto thief who led officers on a wild chase.

It started at around 8:30 last night, when someone reported their pickup truck stolen from the 1600 block of Parakeet Court ,in Ventura.

About an hour later, an officer on patrol noticed the stolen truck on Thompson Boulevard in Ventura.

It smashed into a parked car on Evergreen Street, but kept going.

As the officer tried to stop the truck, it hit speeds topping 70 miles an hour, promoting police to discontinue the pursuit out of concern for public safety.

The pickup, and its driver are still being sought today.

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