Shoplifting incident at Grand Central Mall ends in police chase

VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Friday night just before 9 p.m. Vienna Police, Parkersburg Police and the West Virginia State Police were involved in a car chase that started at the Grand Central Mall.

The Vienna Police Department says they received a call about a shoplifter at J.C. Penny’s at the Grand Central Mall. They were given a description of the car and attempted to make a traffic stop. They then located the vehicle, but the car sped off.

Vienna Police say the chase went down Lakeview Drive and onto Dudley Avenue when the Parkersburg Police Department came in to assist.

At the Terrapin Park Townhouses, the driver got out of the car, leaving the car and a female passenger behind. The suspect was then caught on foot and arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

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