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Car thief crashes into garage during getaway

Car thief crashes into garage during getaway
Posted at 5:30 PM, May 22, 2016

Denver police are looking for the person who stole an SUV, crashing it into a neighboring garage during the getaway.

The owner of a green Toyota Land Cruiser noticed a man inside his vehicle in the 1200 block of West Ohio Avenue on Saturday around noon. The owner confronted the man and there was a short struggle, according to Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman.

The man was dragged a short distance as the thief took off in the SUV. As the suspect fled the scene, he crashed into a garage at 1201 West Alys Place. No one was injured when the garage was struck, according to a tweet from the Denver Fire Department.

The victim suffered minor injuries after being dragged, according to Schepman.

The stolen vehicle was found abandoned a short time later in the 600 block of South Lipan Street, which is about five blocks from where it was stolen.

The  suspect remained at large.

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