Stolen Tank Leads Police On Wild Chase
The driver of the stolen tank is believed to be an active-duty soldier.
What you need to know
- A man has led police on a pursuit while driving a stolen armoured personnel vehicle in Virginia
- Police were notified the vehicle was taken from Fort Pickett and began a chase
- The driver later surrendered to police, with charges yet to be laid
A man, believed to be an active-duty soldier, has led police on a wild pursuit while driving a stolen armoured personnel vehicle in Virginia.
CBS 6 reports the soldier from Fort Pickett is now in police custody after allegedly stealing the tank and driving it from Fort Pickett in Nottoway County to Interstate 95.
“As of 9:40 p.m. (local time), the driver of the armoured personnel carrier had stopped the vehicle and surrendered to Virginia State Police,” a police spokesperson said.
Police were notified the vehicle, which is not equipped with a weapon, was taken from Fort Pickett at 7:55 p.m.
They began pursuing the vehicle and travelled along with it from Nottoway County to Richmond.
The vehicle was then driven east on Route 460 at a maximum speed of about 64 kilometres per hour (40 miles per house), according to police. There were no crashes or injuries involving the vehicle.
The driver, an adult male, was taken into Virginia State Police custody and charges are pending.
Crime insider sources says the suspect, whose name has not been released, is an active duty military who lives in the fan area.