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Suspect outruns police in car theft incident

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Ventura police are searching for a suspect who managed to run away despite a K-9 search effort in connection to several car break-ins and thefts early Monday morning.Police responding to calls of ransacked vehicles in the area of Valmore Avenue and Eva Street spotted a suspicious person in the 300 block of Emma Avenue about 3 a.m.

When officers tried to contact the person, the suspect ran off and could not be found.

According to police, all of the car theft victims had left their vehicles unlocked or left valuables in plain sight. There were also victims that had their vehicles ransacked but had nothing taken.

Officers were able to recover some of the stolen property during the search and returned it to the rightful owners.

Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.