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Car theft suspect gets tackled trying to flee on bike

5:22 PM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
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SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A witness to a theft from a car in Severna Park was able to chase the fleeing suspect and tackle him, even when the suspect had gotten on a bike to get away, according to Anne Arundel County police.

Police say at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday, a man was returning to his 2011 Honda parked in a lot by Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd when he saw another man in driver side front of his car. The car owner yelled, "Hey, that's my car" and the man at the car started to run away.

According to police, the car owner went after the man and saw the man drop a cell phone which belonged to the car owner. The car owner picked up the cell phone and called 911, say police.

Police say the car owner then started yelling, "Hey, that guy broke into my car" which alerted someone on the street. That person then ran after the man and saw the man toss items from his pants, say police. The witness followed the man to the back of a home on Hatton Drive where he saw the man take a bicycle. The man then got on the bike -- which belonged to people at that home -- to try to flee, but the witness tackled and detained him until officers arrived at the scene, say police.

The car owner recovered one cell phone, according to police, but some of his other property was still missing.

Police say, the suspect, 22-year-old Garrett Randall Sullivan of Annapolis, Md. was arrested and charged with three counts of theft.

 

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