Driver arrested after fleeing from West Allis police in stolen vehicle; passenger fled on foot

WEST ALLIS — One person was taken into custody early Friday morning, January 13th after they fled from police in a stolen vehicle.

It began shortly after 2:00 a.m. when West Allis police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed without headlights near 60th Street and Greenfield Avenue.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled from officers. Officers terminated the pursuit.

The vehicle was located at short time later in the area of 29th and Auer in Milwaukee.

Two subjects were located in the vehicle and fled on foot. The driver of the vehicle was apprehended by officers, but the passenger was not located.

Investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen in a carjacking in Milwaukee on the afternoon of Thursday, January 12th.  Police say a 73-year-old woman was approached by two suspects near 78th and Ruby, who grabbed her purse, stole her keys, and fled in her vehicle, a 2007 blue Toyota Camry.

The Oak Creek Police Department had attempted to stop the vehicle just prior to the pursuit early Friday morning.

The investigation into all of these circumstances is still on-going.

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