AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are still searching for a suspect involved in a chase after police say he stole a car from a neighborhood, Friday. Two other suspects were arrested after crashing along Interstate 35 in Austin.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says a report came in of a brown Ford truck stolen in Georgetown around 3:45 a.m. The truck was spotted driving on Toll Road 130 with two other cars following close behind. As deputies tried to pull over the truck, all three vehicles took off igniting a police chase.
“They initiated their emergency equipment, their lights and sirens and there were actually three vehicles involved and all three took off and fled from police,” said Georgetown police Captain Roland Waits.
The pickup truck driver then rolled over and crashed in the 12200 block of the north I-35 southbound frontage road, north of Braker Lane. The driver immediately ran away from the scene on foot. Police are currently searching for that suspect.
Police say the crimes happened in The Meadows subdivision in Georgetown.
“We are working five additional burglary of motor vehicles in the exact same neighborhood, so there is pretty goods odds and probability that yes, their intent was to come up here and break into some cars,” Waits said.
The suspects are in custody at the Williamson County Jail, pending charges for evading arrest. Waits believes there’s a reason the neighborhood is being targeted. “With it being in such close proximity to Toll Road 130, it’s a quick easy getaway in the event they are discovered.”
While the search for the third suspect continues, police have this advice: Don’t set yourself up to be a victim and use common sense.
“A lot of times, we as citizens don’t help our own cause because we think we live in a safe, secure neighborhood and city so they have a tendency to leave their vehicles unlocked, leave their valuables in it. We provide opportunity unfortunately,” Waits added.