Investigators say truck involved in high speed chase was stolen from fire station

Investigators say truck involved in high speed chase was stolen from fire station

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities are still trying to find the driver who led them on a high speed chase in a stolen truck Monday evening, but now know where the vehicle was taken.

The Zachary Police Department is investigating the pickup that was reported stolen and recovered after a chase in Baton Rouge with Louisiana State Police.

Chief David McDavid said the vehicle was stolen from the fire station located across the street from the police department. He added the truck was stolen around 5 a.m. He noted there has never been a problem with vehicle thefts in the area in the past and believes this to be a random incident.

Troopers said they tried to pull over the truck around 4:30 p.m. on Bluebonnet Drive north of Burbank after the driver was clocked at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone.

According to LSP, the driver refused to stop and continued until he was near Farr Park, where he abandoned the red truck and ran off.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man with curly hair. He was wearing a gray shirt, blue pants and had a black backpack.

Anyone with information about this chase or the driver is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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