Walmart theft prompts police pursuit, ends in crash

March 9, 2013 9:58:17 AM PST
Police say, a Vallejo man was arrested in American Canyon early Saturday morning after allegedly robbing the local WalMart at gunpoint and leading police on a 2-mile chase that ended with a crash into a patrol car.

Police got a call around 4:30 a.m. from security officers at the Walmart at 7011 Main St. reporting that a man stole a TV and said he had a gun when confronted.

The man jumped into a car and drove onto state Highway 29, where officers spotted him a short time later.

When officers attempted to stop the car, the suspect sped away and drove into a mobile home park on American Canyon Road, police said.

The chase ended with the suspect crashing into one of the police patrol cars following him.

Officers quickly apprehended the suspect, identified as 64-year-old Robert Craig of Vallejo. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, evading police and resisting arrest and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries before being taken to jail, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

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