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SAN DIEGO: Police catch man suspected of stealing car from dealership, crashing it

Posted: 4:56 PM, Nov 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 00:56:30Z

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man was suspected of stealing a car from a Rolando Park used auto dealership early this morning, then crashing the car when he tried to flee from police.

An unknown number of accomplices stole three other cars from the same dealership, and all the accomplices remained unaccounted for Sunday afternoon, San Diego Police Officer Sarah Foster said.

Two of the cars were eventually recovered, while one was still outstanding.

Police were alerted to a break-in around 2 a.m. at Cash For Cars on University Avenue, Foster said. Officers spotted one of the four stolen cars leaving the parking lot and tried to pull it over.

The driver fled, and police pursued him until he crashed into an embankment on College Avenue near Streamview Drive, Foster said.

The suspect was arrested with the help of a police dog after he tried to hide from officers in a home near the spot where he crashed, Foster said.

The man was treated for a bite wound before being booked into jail.

Detectives were continuing to search for the remaining suspects.