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UPDATE @ 12:05 p.m. 

Two women who fled in a car after a theft at the Englewood Walmart remain on the run after crashing the car in Trotwood, according to Englewood police. 

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Englewood officers were dispatched to the Walmart at 7725 Hoke Road Thursday morning after employees reported a theft in progress, Englewood police Sgt. Mike Lang said. 

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The theft suspects left the store in a maroon Pontiac sedan, but were quickly pulled over by Englewood police. 

The male driver was taken out of the car by police, and while being questioned by officers, a woman in the passenger seat jumped into the driver’s seat and took off. 

Police shortly pursued the vehicle but terminated the pursuit, Lang said.

After terminating the pursuit, officers continued to search the area for the vehicle. The car was found unoccupied, crashed into a ditch, and on fire on Salem Avenue near Shiloh Springs road. 

The two women, wanted for the theft at Walmart, had fled the scene on foot before police arrived on scene of the crash. 

The two suspects remain on the run, but Lang said police know who they are. 

The man first questioned by police during the traffic stop was not involved in the theft, but is facing charges stemming from previous driving offenses. 

FIRST REPORT

A vehicle briefly involved in a pursuit with Englewood police has crashed and caught fire on Salem Avenue in Trotwood. 

The incident started as a theft report at the Englewood Walmart at 7725 Hoke Road, according to Englewood police dispatchers. One person fled from the scene on foot after a traffic stop but was taken into custody. 

At least one other person fled in a vehicle, leading Englewood police on a brief pursuit. Dispatchers said officers terminated the pursuit before a crash was reported on Salem Avenue just north of Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood. 

Initial reports indicate the vehicle crashed into a ditch on Salem Avenue and caught fire. At least one occupant in the vehicle fled the scene on foot. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 


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