Police: Vehicle involved in widespread NJ pursuit found, robbery suspects sought
HARRISON — Three men involved in an early morning police pursuit involving several agencies are still being sought after their vehicle was recovered in a nearby parking lot.
Harrison Police Lt. David Doyle said the pursuit started around 1 a.m. on Sunday morning when an officer reported a GMC Envoy speeding down Harrison Avenue in the wrong direction. Despite efforts to stop him the driver kept going, eventually crossing the border into Kearny. Doyle said the pursuit was called off "due to safety concerns," and that Kearny police were informed of the situation.
Not long after, Doyle said officers were told by two residents that they had been robbed by two black men who had left in a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the pursuit. The witnesses told police that the woman had been pushed to the ground and that her purse, containing mostly credit cards and identification, had been taken.
In addition to leading police in Harrison on a chase, Doyle said they had also been pursued by officers from the New Jersey State Police, as well as the Kearny, Belleville, and Jersey City Police Departments.
At 2:30 Sunday Morning Doyle said the vehicle was found in a parking lot near the south end of Harrison and had been seized.
According to Doyle there were three people in the car. The driver is described as a black male with facial hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Passengers in the front and rear of the vehicle were also described as black men wearing grey hooded sweatshirts.
Doyle said the investigation is ongoing.
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