Two Moun­ties in­jured after dou­ble po­lice chase

Lethbridge Herald - - HEADLINE NEWS -

A pair of Ed­mon­ton-area RCMP of­fi­cers were in­jured overnight Thurs­day while try­ing to stop a man sus­pected of pulling off two rob­beries.

Moun­ties say they tried to stop a sus­pect en­ter­ing Sher­wood Park after he had al­legedly stolen a ve­hi­cle in Ed­mon­ton while armed with a weapon.

The driver sped away and po­lice lost track of him for a short pe­riod, but it was dur­ing this time that the RCMP says he drove be­hind some lo­cal busi­nesses and robbed some­one else.

Of­fi­cers caught up to him and a sec­ond chase be­gan, but the sus­pect even­tu­ally went out of con­trol and slammed into some trees after driv­ing er­rat­i­cally and at high speed.

The 27-year-old, who has yet to be charged, was not in­jured and was ar­rested when he was caught by a po­lice dog.

The of­fi­cers were hurt when their ve­hi­cle col­lided with a tree dur­ing the pur­suit, but their in­juries are not con­sid­ered se­ri­ous.

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