Teens arrested after chase from break-in try at gun store

by Associated Press on June 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers have been arrested after a high-speed chase following an attempted smash-and-grab at an Ohio gun store.

WJW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sJBPMU ) the chase began early Friday after a state Highway Patrol trooper saw the teens trying to break through the shop’s doors with a stolen Jeep in the Cleveland suburb of Middleburg Heights.

Police say the teens abandoned the vehicle and jumped into a van, prompting a chase by troopers and Middleburgh Heights police. Police say a pursuit along Interstates 71 and 480 reached 105 mph. Two teens fled after the van rolled to a stop on I-480 and were later arrested.

The teens are ages 15, 16 and 17.

Police are investigating whether the teens were involved in a break-in at a nearby gun store Tuesday.

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Information from: WJW-TV, http://www.fox8.com