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Dunwoody cops seek 4 teens who stole a car, led them on I-285 chase

Police are looking for four teenagers who caused an early morning wreck Thursday on I-285 in DeKalb County, injuring two people as they led officers on a chase in a stolen car. 

The teenagers abandoned the stolen red 2012 Toyota Camry on the side of I-285 near Ga. 400 during the chase, Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons said in a news release. 

A 911 caller spotted the teens, believed to between 13 and 16 years old, breaking into an SUV in a parking deck at the Perimeter 31 Apartments about 2:50 a.m., Parsons said. 

Shortly after officers arrived at the apartment complex, a Dunwoody police officer saw the Camry speeding in the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Perimeter Center East. 


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Police tried to catch up to the car, which made a U-turn and drove south on Ashford Dunwoody Road, Parsons said. The car then got onto I-285, where officers lost sight of it. 

Soon after, the driver lost control of the Camry and crashed into another vehicle, which then hit a motorcyclist. Both the driver and the motorcyclist were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police later found the Camry abandoned on I-285 near Ga. 400, but the teens were not inside. Officers discovered the car was stolen out of Clarkston. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Dunwoody police Detective Caleb Gilbert at caleb.gilbert@dunwoodyga.gov or at 678-382-6997. Anonymous tips may be submitted at dunwoodypolice.com of by texting 247-637. Each message must start with DPDTIPS. 

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Channel 2's Richard Belcher reports.

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