On September 11, 2013, at approximately 2:05 am, Takoma Park Police attempted a traffic stop in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue, however, the driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle fled westbound on Kingwood Avenue, hit the traffic circle on Kingwood at Wildwood and went airborne and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway in the 1100 block of Kingwood Avenue, continued west through residential front yards, striking vehicles and a tree. The vehicle then spun and came to a rest between two residences on Kingwood Avenue. The occupants of the vehicle (two black males both wearing dark clothing), now known to be stolen vehicle, fled on foot. A perimeter was established for a search and Montgomery County K9 assisted. A helicopter search was also conducted. The unknown suspect(s) have not been apprehended at this time, however, the search is on-going.
Investigation continues under case #13043080. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100.
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