ROANOKE COUNTY Va. (WFXR) — Police in Roanoke County got a call in regard to a case of shoplifting on Sunday morning. A short time later, the suspect vehicle ended up crashing into a Roanoke City home.
The Roanoke County Police Department says a store clerk reported the shoplifting to the 911 around 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 17 in the 5500 block of Plantation Road. When an officer spotted the vehicle and tried to pull it over, the driver sped away.
Police say the vehicle then turned onto Williamson Road, then onto Hildebrand Road NW in Roanoke City. As the driver was trying to get away, they ran stop signs, which caused the officer to end the chase due to safety concerns. The driver, though, continued to drive at a high rate of speed and ended up crashing into a house on the 3300 block of Birchlawn Avenue NW.
According to police, the driver got out and, after a brief foot chase, was taken into custody at 10:18 a.m.
Both the driver and one individual inside the home were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police say the investigation is still ongoing. They have not yet identified the driver of the vehicle.