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Delaware police say they arrested 12-year-old car thief

12-year-old car thief arrested in Delaware
Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 07:41:56-04

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a 12-year-old boy stole a pickup truck from a gas station then led officers on a high-speed chase before crashing and trying to escape on foot. Delaware State Police said the boy stole the 2003 Ford Ranger while its owner was using the ATM at a Wawa gas station in New Castle on Saturday. Police did not provide the boy’s name. When police located the truck, the boy refused to stop and led police on a chase. After crashing into a parked car, police said the suspect did a U-turn, sped up and then crashed into a guardrail after failing to make a curve. Police said the boy exited the truck after the crash and tried to flee on foot before he was arrested by troopers.