Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:10 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2013 7:31 AM
Richmond police say they caught a man suspected in several thefts after a car chase and crash Tuesday night.
Investigators say they searched for a stolen car linked to several shoplifting incidents at the Richmond Walmart over the past few days. Police say the car was involved in a few minor accidents Tuesday evening, and when officers tried to pull it over, the driver took off. Police caught Elijah Rono, 26, when he crashed along Main Street.
"They lost him a couple times when he was quite a bit ahead of them, and he went in the wrong lane by the interstate, and just hit a truck coming around the off-ramp here," Richmond Police Department Maj. Steve Gregg said.
EMS took Rono to the hospital for treatment. Officials did not say how badly he was hurt.
Police say they continue the search for two other people who Rono dropped off before he was caught.
Police did not say what, if any, charges Rono will face.