HIGH POINT, N.C. — A normally quiet residential area in High Point was interrupted by a car crash and police chase Wednesday afternoon.
Police say a truck driver called in a tip when he noticed two young men acting strangely.
“The delivery driver called us and said that two subjects in this car were trying sell TV’s out of a car at a convenience store over at Kivett and Hendrix,” said Captain Tom Hanson with the High Point Police Department.
Officers happened to be nearby and decided to check out the black Acura.
“One of the detectives recognized it as being a car that was involved in a couple of daytime residential burglaries yesterday,” explained Cpt. Hanson.
Two young men were in the car and sped off when officers got closer. Police decided not to chase them, according to Cpt. Hanson, but did drive through nearby neighborhoods to look for clues.
They found a pretty big one: The black Acura, which had crashed off of Dillon Road and was in the middle of someone’s front yard.
Police say the trunk of the car was full of TV’s, computers and electronics.
They believe the merchandise is stolen and connected to burglaries in High Point and Guilford County yesterday and today.
“When I seen him, his shirt was already off and he was jumping the fence,” said witness Teresa Leviner.
“Then he was running and jumped another fence. So, I just ran out and flagged a cop down coming back by and told him–are you looking for a kid running?! He said ‘yeah where’d he go?’ I just pointed the direction he went,” he added.
Cpt. Hanson added, “That was probably the most helpful for catching them once they ran on foot was having the neighbors all out here pointing which way they went.”
Teresa said she has never seen anything like this in their neighborhood.
“I was glad when the cop came back by and gave us the thumbs up and said, ‘We got him!’ That was good. Good to know,” she said.
Two men were arrested at the scene. Police planned to interrogate them Wednesday and intended to charge them in connection with recent burglaries.