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Stolen vehicle recovered. Suspects still on the run



While on another call at 7:28 p.m. Sunday, very alert Vicksburg Police Department Officer Hunter Anderson spotted a vehicle matching the description of a stolen vehicle. He watched from a distance as the car moved through the city and then, apparently alarmed by a police car in the area, began driving erratically. Anderson flipped on his lights as the suspect vehicle began to speed away from him near Bowmar and Washington streets.

Vicksburg Police Officer Hunter Anderson.

Anderson observed the vehicle turn south on Washington. In pursuit, he updated other officers and followed the vehicle as it turned east onto Clark, just past the River City Rescue Mission. The car then turned onto Patton and came to a dead-end around the 800 block. With the car still in gear and running, the two suspects jumped from the vehicle and fled in separate directions, one south and one east toward Stouts Bayou.

The area where the chase terminated.

The vehicle rolled to a stop on the bumper of a city truck parked on the street. As other officers surrounded the area, the vehicle, which sustained minor damage, was secured and awaited crime scene detectives.

The stolen vehicle terminated on the bumper of a city truck parked on Patton.

Detectives were able to discover information they believe will help identify the suspects.

The owner of the vehicle saw the live report from Vicksburg Daily News and showed up on the scene to recover her car once detectives finished their investigation. The 2017 white Honda Civic, which the owner had for only three weeks, sustained damage on the passenger side when it was initially stolen and front bumper damage when the suspects abandoned it on Patton.

The owner initially reported the car stolen Saturday morning around 9:40 a.m. from the 1700 block of East Avenue.

Lt. Johnny Edwards with the Vicksburg Police Department said investigators are checking surveillance videos and also with the automobile’s manufacturer to determine if GPS data may help identify the guilty parties. Police remain on the lookout for two young black males who were seen exiting the vehicle.

If you have any information on this case, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at (601) 636-2511.

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