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Police investigate possible car theft at Savannah dealership

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Crash scene at E 64th and Abercorn streets. Crash scene at E 64th and Abercorn streets.
Gate damage at Volvo of Savannah. Gate damage at Volvo of Savannah.

A police investigation is underway after a possible stolen car crashed into someone's front yard overnight. 

Police were dispatched on a reported burglary at a Savannah car dealership and an early morning crash just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials have not yet been able to confirm that a car was stolen. However, the general manager of Volvo of Savannah on White Bluff Road told WTOC that a car and other items were stolen from the dealership overnight and there was some damage to the property.

"We had a break-in tonight at about 10:30. Some gentlemen came in and stole a vehicle and some other things in the dealership. The police came to the scene around 10:30/11, secured the area, and then later this evening at about 1 a.m. or so, the gentleman that stole the vehicle came back to actually steal more," said Chris Elliott, General Manager, Volvo of Savannah.

Officials say that after a suspect returned to the Volvo of Savannah business, an employee followed the supect through Savannah streets and that is when the car noticed being followed and took off at a high rate of speed. 

Metro officers then spotted the vehicle matching reports from the Volvo of Savannah dealership traveling at a high rate of speed. They say the car ended up crashing into a fire hydrant in a resident's front yard in the 100 block of E 64th St at Abercorn and the occupants jump out and attempted to flee the scene on foot, but officers quickly caught one suspect and took him into police custody. The search for others involved continues.

Police continue to investigate and say it is unclear at this time if the car dealership burglary and the crash are related.

If you know anything, call police.

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