Alleged burglary suspect caught after crashing car into tree

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have one person in custody who may be connected to an early morning burglary in southeast Oklahoma City.

Authorities were called to a home near S.E. 43rd St. and Shartel after a woman saw a man stealing her car from her driveway around 2:30 a.m.

When officers arrived, they saw a man, who matched the description of the suspect,  driving a car near S.E. 45th St. and Stiles.

However, he didn’t make it very far.

The man crashed the car into a tree near S.E. 48th St. and Stiles and took off on foot before he could be questioned.

Officers immediately set up a perimeter and was able to track down the suspect a short time later.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported after the burglary or the search for the suspect.

No word on the suspect’s name or what charges he is now facing.

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