by: Eric Philips Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating car break-ins that police said led to an officer’s car being sideswiped and a chase.
Two people are being questioned by CMPD after officers were able to bring them in after a foot chase Friday morning.
Police said they got a call early Friday morning from someone on Meadowdale Lane, after the caller woke up to find two men breaking into his car.
The man gave police a description of the van, which turned out to be stolen. Police found it soon after on McAlpine Glen Drive.
While trying to leave an apartment complex, the driver of the van sideswiped a police cruiser then crashed into a ditch, police said. The men then took off running.
Officers were able to catch them.
Police said they may be responsible for 20 or more break-ins overnight. One resident said a car alarm woke him up.
“Two times, continuously,” said resident Nana Badu. “And I looked to make sure it wasn’t my Benz. It wasn’t my Benz.”
Channel 9 will have more on this case and what police learn after questioning the men on Eyewitness News at 5 p.m.
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