by Alex Lloyd Gross
As the looting and stealing continued last night, Philadelphia Police were able to gain an upper hand and arrest several looters. Two such individuals are suspected of trying burglarize a shoe store on the Roosevelt Boulevard. There have been reports of several U-Haul trucks that have been stolen. That being said, two males still thought it would be a good idea to take a U-Haul and try to burglarize a shoe store. When they were caught, they thought the bulky rental truck could out run several police cars and a helicopter.
So the chase was on. North on the Roosevelt Boulevard from the 8700 block. When they got to Comly Road, they made a u-turn and continued down the blvd. The chase went over Welsh Road and through the residential streets near Alburger. They then drove down Veree Rd The passenger threw a brick out the window and struck a police car.. By this time, the patrol cars were backed off and shadowing the truck. The helicopter lead the chase with it’s spotlight on the truck.
By the time the truck reached Oxford Ave, the occupants bailed and ran. They were caught within minutes. They were brought to Northeast Detectives for processing. Once they are formally charged, this story will be updated.