Pursuit Of Burglary Suspects Ends With Crash In Southwest OKC

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:51 am
By: News 9

Oklahoma City police have arrested four juveniles suspected of smashing their way into a pawn shop then crashing their car as they tried to get away from police.

Around 4 a.m., someone driving by noticed a break-in at Dean's Drive-Thru Pawn Shop at S.W. 26th Street and Robinson. Pawn shop owner Brett Fisher says the suspects used rocks to smash in the front door and windows, and get inside the store.

Fisher says the suspects spent at least 10 minutes in the store, stealing guns, video game boxes, and other electronics. In all, about $5,000 in merchandise was taken.

A passer-by saw what was happening and called police. By the time officers arrived the suspects were gone, but police later spotted the suspects' vehicle. The officers tried to pull over the car, but the suspects refused to stop and a short chase began.

The suspects crashed at S.W. 27th Street and Indiana. Five juveniles jumped out of the car and ran. Oklahoma City police used K9 units and its helicopter unit to track down the suspects. Officers caught four of the juveniles, but one of them got away. At least one of the suspects taken into custody was bitten by a police dog.

Police are not actively searching for the fifth suspect.

Fisher says his pawn shop has been burglarized several times, but this break-in has been the worst. He says he plans to prosecute the suspects to the fullest extent of the law.