Car thief suspect arrested following chase

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Valley man was behind bars Saturday morning after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a chase through Phoenix.

Officers responded after receiving a call about a stolen car from a Circle K at 7th Street and McDowell.
Police attempted to stop the man, but he drove off.

The vehicle was later found abandoned in an alley near 3rd Avenue and El Camino.

Police were eventually able to locate the man thanks to tips from the neighbors.

“They saw something out of the ordinary, and called us not knowing what was going on, but I’m sure they saw the helicopter overhead and you know something’s suspicious so they called and it turned out to be the suspect,” said Lt. Chuck Morin with Phoenix Police.

Police said they’re looking into the possibility that a second person may have been involved.