Suspected car thieves manage to elude authorities

March 16, 2012 10:22:11 AM PDT
Police are searching for a couple of car thieves after they abandoned a stolen vehicle on the city's southside overnight.

An officer spotted the suspects speeding down Calhoun near Van Fleet around 3am.

Investigators say the officer followed the Dodge Charger to a nearby apartment complex and noticed two men jump out of the car and start running. A check of the vehicle confirmed it was stolen.

Police are still looking for the thieves.