By by: Jordan Highsmith – cbs42.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police say a would-be thief escaped early Sunday morning after officers were patrolling an area experiencing recent car break-ins.
On Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at around 2:05 a.m., a South Precinct officer was providing extra patrol in the 2000 block of 10th Avenue South due to recent car break-ins.
The officer was able to interrupt an attempted car break-in leading to a vehicle pursuit of the suspect, according to authorities. The chase ended in the intersection of 18th Street at 29th Avenue South when the suspect’s vehicle struck a light post.
The suspect fled the scene on foot. K-9 officers responded to the area. There are no suspects in custody and there were no injuries during the pursuit.