Suspected car thief leads police on 23 minute pursuit | News
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC)- A 27-year-old man suspected of driving a stolen car led
police on a chase for more than 20 minutes early Saturday morning.
The chase began shortly after a Tuscaloosa police officer tried to pull over a black Toyota Tacoma on East Skyland Blvd. for not having a tag or headlights. Police say the car did not stop and went west on Greensboro Avenue and down several other streets, including Kicker Road, Crescent Ridge Road and 12st Street Northeast.
The pursuit began at 1:52 a.m. and ended in on University Blvd. in front of the Federal Building 23 minutes later at 2:15 a.m., according to Tuscaloosa police. By the time the chase ended, all four of the suspect's tires were deflated from being spiked twice throughout the pursuit, Sgt. Brent Blankley with TPD said.
Officers arrested Marcus Deandre Robertson, 27, of Tuscaloosa, and charged him with two counts of first degree theft of property and one count of attempting to elude police. He was also given several traffic citations.
Police say the Robertson stole the Tacoma from the 4500 block of East Skyland Blvd just before the chase began. After investigators questioned Robertson, they located another vehicle, a 2001 Red 4Runner, they believe he stole during the same night. Police are still investigating the case.
Robertson is being held on a $66,000 bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
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