Police pursue suspected car thief into Virginia

February 16, 2013

A man who stole a car from the Addison Road Metro Station in Prince George’s County led police on a chase into Virginia on Saturday morning before he abandoned the car and ran away, police said.

Police were able to track the man through the car owner’s iPhone, which was still in the vehicle, according to Metro Transit Police.

The incident began about 7:10 a.m. when the man stole the car, according to a press release. About 15 minutes later, transit police “made contact with him” in the parking lot of a shopping center on Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, the release said.

The man took off in the car, then got out and ran away, leaving the car on a ramp to Interstate 495.

Metro Transit Police, Alexandria Police, Fairfax County Police and Virginia State Police were looking for the suspect.

He is described as a black man in his mid 40s, 5-foot-5, 170 pounds, with a bald head, facial hair, glasses and a growth on the side of his neck similar to an Adam’s apple. Here is a surveillance photo police released of him.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Metro Transit Police at 202- 962-2121.

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