Alert Officer Stops Burglary In Progress, Chases Suspects Through Several Communities

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Two burglary suspects are in custody today after police from several local cities teamed up to chase them down.

Hilliard Police say one of its officers was driving by a Speedway on Fishinger Boulevard early Thursday morning when he noticed some suspicious activity in the parking lot, including a strange car. 

The officer tells 10TV that when he took a closer look he saw someone inside the gas station ransacking the cigarette rack.

Police moved in and attempted to make an arrest.  That's when the suspect inside the store ran to a getaway car and a second person inside the car drove off.

The officer called for backup as the chase began.  It continued through Hilliard, Dublin, Columbus and Worthington. 

The getaway driver finally stopped near SR-161 and North High Street in the Worthington area.  The suspects bailed out of the car and tried to escape.

Officers chased them on foot and captured both suspects about a block away. 

Nobody was hurt and both people in custody are expected to face charges. 

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