GREENSBORO — A Greensboro police officer was injured early Wednesday while attempting to take a suspect into custody during a traffic stop.
The officer had upper body injuries and is in care at a local hospital.
A Breaking and Entering suspect fled from the stop in their car and crashed on Patton Avenue near Doyle Street according to Greensboro police. An officer noticed several cars speeding and drivers tried to escape when police cars tried to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of one car failed to stop, and lost control on Patton Ave. near Doyle St. As the vehicle was coming to a rest, the driver jumped from the SUV and fled on foot.
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Two officers chased after the suspect on foot, and apprehended the driver, where the first arriving officer suffered minor injuries to her upper body.
Officers found that four vehicles were stolen from Flex Auto Sales at 331 Robbins St. The in-custody suspect was driving one of the stolen vehicles. The other three suspects are wanted for auto theft.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody and the officer received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Police were still on the scene Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000, or text badboyz to 274637. All calls are completely anonymous, and may result in a reward of up to $2,000.