8 cellphones stolen before Piqua pursuits, getaway vehicle scorched

Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 3:02 AM
Updated: Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 5:33 AM

Stolen pick-up truck pursuit on I-75 into Dayton

UPDATE @5:16 a.m. (Sept. 1)

Eight cellphones, in addition to an undetermined amount of cash, were taken in the overnight burglary at a Cricket Wireless Store on North Main St. that occurred earlier this week, according to Piqua police. 

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The incident resulted in two separate police pursuits, with the suspects in stolen vehicles, each lasting 40 minutes with speeds up to 100 mph. Both vehicles were located by police after the suspects fled on foot, with one of the vehicles, a stolen Mustang, having been set on fire in Dayton. 

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The suspects, who are numbered between six and 10, still remain at large, according to officials. 

UPDATE @ 3:42 p.m. (Aug. 28)

Between six and 10 suspects used two stolen vehicles and one large brick to break into a Piqua cell phone store, police said.

The group left with an undetermined amount of cash and cell phones. The stolen vehicles, from Miami County, were located a few blocks from the Cricket store and both fled north to Dayton.

All the suspects remain at large after two police pursuits ended in Dayton.

UPDATE @ 8:50 a.m. (Aug. 28)

Two vehicles involved in separate police pursuits following a Cricket Wireless burglary were stolen. 

Each chase lasted 40 minutes with speeds up to 100 mph and ended in separate places. One chase ended at the 100 block of Helena St, and the other Rosedale and Riverview in Dayton. 

The occupants in both vehicles fled on foot and eluded police. 

We will continue to update this story as we find out more information. 


PIQUA — Multiple law enforcement agencies have engaged in the pursuit of two vehicles after a burglary at the Cricket Wireless store on North Main Street was reported early Monday, according to scanner traffic.

Local and state police are chasing a pickup truck and a Ford Mustang, according to scanner traffic. 

At least one of the pursuits reached speeds up to 100 mph. 

A witness called our newsroom and reported that sometime after 2 a.m., up to 10 Ohio State Highway Patrol cruisers were seen on Interstate 75 south. 

We will keep you posted on this developing story.   


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