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Police Capture Car Thief in Foot Pursuit After OnStar Shuts Off Vehicle in Newark

By rlsmetro on

Police took a male into custody and began searching for a female who was wanted for running from the scene of a stolen vehicle Friday evening. 

Newark officers received reports from OnStar that they were tracking a stolen black Chevy Tahoe in the area of Duryea and Sussex Avenue around 7:45 p.m. 

Several units canvassed the area, found the occupied vehicle, and attempted to pull the driver over. 

According to reports, while officers followed the vehicle in the area of North 5th Street and Sussex Avenue, OnStar disabled the car forcing the driver and one other occupant to bai from the vehicle. 

Officers in the foot pursuit captured one of the suspects, but one of the assailants -believed to be a woman- remained at large and no official reports of her capture were revealed. 

Police recovered the Tahoe without further incident. 

No injuries were reported.