SAVANNAH, GA (December 21, 2012) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are trying to identify and locate two burglars in a stolen car who struck a utility pole to avoid police cars that weren’t pursuing them today.

The burglars were driving recklessly to avoid Southside Precinct officers responding to a burglary in progress call in the 13000 block of Canterbury Road about 10:30 a.m.

Responding officers spotted the silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo they were driving and initially attempted a traffic stop but backed away when the car sped up. Instead, Eagle 1, the SCMPD helicopter, was engaged to follow the Monte Carlo, which continued to speed away from any police car it neared.

Before Eagle 1 could get in place, Central Precinct officers found the car abandoned in the Habersham Woods apartment complex after it had crashed into a utility pole at Whitebluff and Eisenhower Drive.

Patrol and canine officers attempted to pursue the two on foot but were unable to find them.

The burglary call began when the resident returned to find the car backed into his driveway and several televisions and baby supplies outside of the ransacked house. Most of the items were recovered.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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