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Alleged tool thief tries to ram victim’s SUV in chase

Hamilton police are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who allegedly attempted to steal tools and then rammed the victim’s vehicle when he gave chase.

A man reported someone attempted to gain entry into his vehicle to steal tools in the 1600 block of Woodview Lane on July 23.

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The victim began chasing the suspect, who jumped into another vehicle. The suspect attempted to strike the victim’s vehicle, according to the police report.

When the victim took evasive action to avoid being struck, he hit a tree with his Ford Expedition causing minor damage to the tree.

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The suspect fled in the vehicle that was found to be stolen from Cincinnati, said Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Detectives are still investigating.

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