High speed chase - two cruisers damaged - thieves evade police - set fire to vehicle and flee.

Crime 100By Staff

April 19th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

While you were sleeping the Halton Regional Police Service were attempting to stop a Chev pickup truck at Walkers Line & Mainway.

It was 11:43 pm on April 18th – the driver of the pick-up refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

Police cruiser New_look

High speed pursuit reached 140 km per hour  – two cruisers collided – officer injured.

The chase continued onto the QEW eastbound and was quickly terminated when the suspect driver began to reach speeds in excess of 140 km/h.

Two police cruisers collided during the pursuit and one officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to hospital.

The suspect vehicle was later set on fire in south Burlington and the suspects fled. The Fire Department attended and put the fire out.

The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the collision on the QEW.

The police believe the three suspects involved stole a 2002 GMC Savannah Van Blue License AVZC492.

When police were pursuing the suspects managed to evade them and later abandoned the truck, set it on fire and fled.

The suspects were last seen headed W/B on the 403 in Hamilton.

Halton Police are continuing the investigation.

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