Two people were arrested and officers are searching for several more suspects after a liquor store burglary turned into a police chase Wednesday morning.
About 3 a.m., officers responded to the Peachtree Package Store at 300 Peachtree St. to investigate a burglary, Atlanta police spokeswoman Ms. Kim Jones said.
Suspects from three vehicles, a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee, a red Dodge pickup, and a white Honda, had knocked out the front glass door and entered the business.
“The items that were taken were boxed liquor items, just something they could grab real quick and get back out of the store with,” Atlanta police Capt. Van Hobbs told Channel 2.
Responding officers found out the three vehicles had just turned onto Marietta Street from Baker Street, and quickly followed.
“Upon seeing the officers the vehicles went in different directions,” Ms. Jones said.
The white Honda got onto the interstate. The Dodge Pickup headed westbound on Marietta Street while the Jeep headed eastbound.
Officers stayed with the Jeep.
Officers pursued the vehicle until the chase ended at Windsor and Richardson streets, Ms. Jones said.
There four men bailed out of the vehicle. But only two were caught after a brief foot chase.
Police charged Mr. Corey Jones, 25, and Mr. Xavier Collins, 20, with burglary, Ms. Jones said.
Officers found the Dodge pickup truck at 820 West Marietta St. after the vehicle struck a power pole and street light, Ms. Jones said.
But there were no signs of the suspects from that vehicle.