ASHEBORO N.C. – Police in Asheboro investigating a possible vehicle break-in at a local apartment complex found themselves in a vehicle chase. Now police are asking for information from the public to help identify the suspects as well as solve a string of vehicle break-ins.
On November 30th, 2022, at around 3 am an officer from the Asheboro Police Department was patrolling in the 2100 block of North Fayetteville Street. According to a statement from the police department, the officer observed two males dressed in dark clothes walking east in the parking lot of Summers Run Apartments.
The Asheboro Police Department had increased patrols in the area after eight vehicle break-ins had been reported in the northern area of the city over the past few weeks.
Police say that as the officer pulled into the parking lot, he couldn’t locate the two males however, he did observe a vehicle that was unoccupied with its interior lights and an exterior cab light turned on. After inspecting the vehicle officers noticed that the passenger side door on the vehicle was ajar and an exterior toolbox was open. As officers were examining the vehicle, they noticed a silver passenger car occupied by a male in dark clothes driving eastbound toward the exit of the apartment complex.
While officers were catching up with the vehicle, they noticed the vehicle had started speeding and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Police say that the vehicle refused to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.
The vehicle chase went on for approximately twelve miles into Guilford County, where the chase was terminated on I-73 at exit 122A for Groometown Road. Shortly after returning to Asheboro officers were notified by Guilford County that the vehicle had crashed and was unoccupied.
Police say the investigation is on-going and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Officer Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randolph County Crimestoppers at 336-672-7463.