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Police car chase ends in crash after vehicle found broken into

WXII 12 Greensboro-Winston-Salem 12/1/2022 WXII12.com Web Staff and Maria DeBone
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A string of vehicle break-ins in Asheboro lead to a police chase before sunrise Wednesday morning, police said.

An officer was patrolling North Fayetteville Street and witnessed two men dressed in dark clothing in the parking lot of the Summers Run Apartments complex.

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The area had eight vehicle break-ins reported over the past few weeks.

The officer drove into the parking lot and was unable to locate the men, but noticed an unoccupied vehicle with its interior lights and an exterior cab light turned on.

The officer inspected the vehicle and reported that the passenger side door and an exterior tool box was open.

While officers were examining the vehicle, a silver car was driving toward the exit of the complex, driven by a man in dark clothing.

Officers attempted to catch up with the vehicle and noticed it was speeding.

The car refused to stop for police and officers initiated a pursuit.

After 12 miles through Guilford County, the chase ended on I-73 near Groometown Road.

Guilford County officials then reported that the car was found crashed, burned and unoccupied.

Asheboro Police said the tag of the vehicle was reported stolen to the Burlington Police Department on November 26th. Asheboro police said they have several leads they're following up on.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.

This is a developing story, check back with WXII for more updates.

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