Police said two suspects caught after a short chase could be responsible for a number of recent car burglaries.
Last Tuesday, police got a call that two guys were shoplifting the Kohl's on Covell and Santa Fe. Police saw the suspect's vehicle as they were leaving the parking lot and that's when the chase started.
The suspects in what police would later learn was a stolen red Dodge Dart, ran the stoplight and took off down Danforth, heading west before turning into The Trails neighborhood.
“There are people outside walking, there are people out in their yard, there are people coming outside because they heard the sirens,” said Jenny Wagnon, a spokeswoman with the Edmond Police Department.
Finally, the driver pulled over in the neighborhood and took off running on foot. The passenger stayed in the car with his hands out the window. A neighbor who was outside mowing his lawn kept an eye on him while the officer chased the other suspect on foot.
“He runs kind of toward a wooded area, trips and falls, The officer arrests his them,” said Wagnon.
Both suspects are now facing several felonies. But officers said they were also in possession of property stolen from a neighborhood near Covell and Douglas on July 3 as well as items that connected them to another suspect who police also arrested that same night for more auto burglaries.
One of the suspects was also wearing several layers of clothing with the tags still on them that police say were stolen from the Kohl's. One of the men will face trespassing charges because he was banned from this store. He was accused of shoplifting at the store before.