Police: Car involved in pursuit, crash in Trotwood previously used in armed robbery


Police continue to search for the suspect, who crashed the vehicle and fled the scene.

The pursuit started because a Dayton police officer patrolling on Gettysburg Avenue recognized the car, which was used in an armed robbery at the beginning of this month, said Dayton police spokesman Sgt. Doug George.

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The pursuit, which reached about 70 mph, lasted a short time when the officer lost sight of the vehicle, George said. It was found a short time later on Denlinger Road in Trotwood, and it’d crashed into the tree. The driver fled the scene,  George said.

Officers searched the area using a K9, but did not find the suspect.

We will continue following this story and bring you the latest information available, including details about the robbery the car was allegedly used in early this month.

First report: 

A police pursuit has ended as a crash on Denlinger Road early Friday morning.

Initial reports indicate the pursuit vehicle hit a tree near Bloomfield Drive and the occupants reportedly fled just before 3:30 a.m.

No other details were immediately available.

We’re on our way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details.

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