Police unable to capture fleeing car thieves in Westchester

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Harrison Police Department SUV. Photo provided.

HARRISON – Police attempted to apprehend two men driving a stolen BMW on Monday, which resulted in a high-speed chase on the Hutchinson River Parkway for several minutes until the pursuit was terminated by police.  The pursuit was terminated due to concerns for public safety.

The vehicle was stolen in Nassau County on December 3rd after two suspects entered a home and removed the keys to the 2021 BMW X5.

According to the Harrison police, the department’s dispatch center was made aware of the stolen BMW entering the town on Union Avenue near West Street on Monday at approximately 10:35 a.m.

Several marked and unmarked Harrison Police Department units were dispatched to the area in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle.
Moments later, a resident of West Street called 911 reporting that two masked males had entered the caller’s open garage and were attempting to steal a car.
The suspects saw the caller and fled the scene.  Police spotted the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspects failed to comply.  The vehicle sped down Union Avenue, nearly colliding with a Harrison police car before getting on the Hutchinson River Parkway, traveling southbound.
In coordination with the Westchester County Police and the Westchester Real Time Crime Center, the vehicle was pursued south on the Hutchinson River Parkway by officers for several minutes until the decision was made to terminate the pursuit due to public safety concerns.