Man accused of ATM theft leads police on two chase in less than a week

Meritrust ATM suspect

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WICHITA, Kansas– Police say it happened again for the second time in a row when a suspect wanted for at least one ATM theft takes off after officers spotted him.

“This is the second time he’s gotten away from us,” said Sgt. Bruce Watts, Wichita Police Department.

In less than a week police say the driver behind the wheels of a white Toyota Tacoma has once again managed to get away from them.

“This is the white Toyota Tacoma that’s been giving us a lot of problems here in the last few nights,” said Sgt. Watts.

Police believe the driver may be responsible for an ATM theft over at the Merit Trust Credit Union.

“This matched the vehicle of the suspect in the ATM thefts,” said Sgt. Watts.

Police tried pulling over the car for a routine traffic stop on S. Seneca early Thursday morning.

But the suspect took off and drove through this fence and now two days later, leading police on yet another chase.

The chase started around 9:00 p.m. Friday night in the 1000 block of N. Sheridan.

Police chased the suspect for about half a mile before calling it off.

“The vehicle was lost in the area of 11th and Nevada,” said Sgt. Watts. “That’s where the vehicle was last seen.”

Police called off the chase twice because of the suspect’s reckless driving saying it posed a safety concern.

They ran a check on the tag and learned the tag with Kansas plates of 814 EFG is stolen.

Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to contact police.

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