Wrentham car break-in leads to police pursuit, suspects at large

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WRENTHAM, Mass. (WLNE)- Police in Massachusetts are looking for two suspects who lead police on a brief pursuit after breaking into a car, and stealing a pocketbook on Saturday.

Chief Bill McGrath said the department received a call reporting that two suspects were seen breaking into the window of a car, and stole a pocketbook from inside before they fled.

The victim said the suspects were in a black Dodge Charger with California plates.

McGrath said seconds later, Wrentham officers spotted the suspect’s car on Route 1A at Route 121. The officers stopped the Dodge Charger on South Street. McGrath said the two cruisers positioned themselves in front and behind the suspect’s car, to prevent them from from escaping.

When all cars were almost completely stopped, the suspect’s accelerated and blew past the cruisers, striking the frond end of one of them (pictured).

McGrath said this lead to a “brief pursuit” as officers followed the suspects on Route 495 south. The pursuit ended near Exit 14 due to the suspect’s excessive speed.

Shortly after, Wrentham police received a report of pocketbooks being thrown out of the window of a car, which happened to be the same Dodge Charger that the suspects fled in earlier.

The caller stopped, picked up the pocketbooks, and turned them in to the North Attleboro Police Department.

Both State Police and Wrentham police checked along the area of 295 where the pocketbooks were thrown, but did not find any other pieces of evidence.

McGrath said the suspects are under investigation in other communities in connection with serious felony offenses.

This incident is under investigation. 

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