SAVANNAH, GA (June 19, 2013): Three suspects are being questioned by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police robbery detectives Wednesday afternoon after the stolen car they were in collided with two police cars.
The three males were arrested after colliding with a Georgia State Patrol car that was attempting to block their path on Interstate 516 and then sideswiped a Metro police car. All three were taken into custody at the scene.
The 2013 Nissan Altima they were driving was taken in the robbery of a 28-year-old man in front of his apartment on West Oglethorpe Avenue Tuesday night. The owner said he was sitting in the car about 11 p.m. when a man placed a box cutter to his face, ordered him out of the vehicle and drove away in it.
Detectives are attempting to determine if anyone in the car was involved in the carjacking or other offenses. Names will not be released unless charges are filed.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the collision. Any charges will be filed by Metro.
Undercover officers from the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) identified the car traveling on 37th Street and alerted a Metro officer who attempted a traffic stop just before 1 p.m.. The car sped away and the Metro officer discontinued the pursuit, but a state trooper in the area interceded. He attempted to corral the Altima on a bridge on I-516, but it struck his car and then sideswiped the Metro car.
Damage to each police car was slight but the Altima received heavier damage and had to be towed away.