One man arrested, another sought after running away from traffic stop

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County Police have made one arrest and are seeking a second suspect in the theft of an SUV.

Police said around 4:30 p.m. officers observed two men in a stolen white Ford Escape. When officers tried to pull the car over, the passenger jumped out and ran towards the Walton Park neighborhood.

A small pursuit started with the driver stopping in the parking lot of the American Family Fitness on Amfit Way. The driver also ran towards the Salisbury neighborhood.

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Chesterfield Police called in help from Virginia State Police. VSP assisted by flying its chopper around both neighborhoods and the Midlothian area.

One of the suspects was able to getaway. Chesterfield Police said it is unclear if the suspect has a weapon.

According to police, the suspects could be linked to other larcenies in Chesterfield. If you know anything about the incident or suspects call police immediately.

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