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Successful Operation by Rowlett Police: Four Car Thieves Apprehended After Foot Chase

An officer chases after car thief suspect in Rowlett

Rowlett Police officers executed a successful apprehension of individuals involved in a foot pursuit following a traffic stop. The incident unfolded today around 12:28 PM when officers identified a stolen vehicle with expired registration.

Upon initiating a traffic stop, the vehicle briefly traveled in the wrong lane on Lakeview Pkwy before coming to a stop in a parking lot at 8500 Lakeview Pkwy. Subsequently, four individuals, comprising two juveniles and two adults, fled on foot.

Responses from additional officers ensured the successful apprehension of all suspects.  A video was going around social media showing the foot chase in this incident.  

The charges filed include unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading in a vehicle for the driver, while the other suspects face charges of evading on foot.

The lawful owner of the stolen vehicle was notified and took possession of the recovered vehicle.

The Rowlett Police extend their appreciation for the support of the community and reiterate their commitment to maintaining safety.

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