Thursday, April 19, 2018
Public safety

Two suspects flee after crashing stolen vehicle into St. Petersburg home

Police said they are looking for two people who stole a car at gunpoint and led officers on a chase before crashing into a house Monday night in St. Petersburg.

Authorities responded to a report at 9:37 p.m. of an armed carjacking near First Avenue S and 62nd Street S, St. Petersburg police said. An officer spotted the vehicle an hour later near Ninth Avenue S and 15th Street S.

The suspects drove off as authorities gave chase. The vehicle crashed into a home near 22nd Avenue S and 34th Street S, police said. The house did not sustain visible damage, and three people fled the vehicle on foot.

Officers caught a juvenile girl, who police did not identify. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

No further information was immediately available.

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