3 teens captured in Helena following early morning-chase in stolen vehicle

Helena Police Chief talks about arresting 3 suspects for car theft

HELENA, Ala. (WBRC) - Police have all three suspects in custody after authorities say they stole a car and led police on a chase.

Helena police say two of the suspects are 18 years old and the third is 17. Formal changes have not been filed yet.

Helena police captured the first suspect in the Old Cahaba neighborhood just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. A second suspect was captured off Highway 17 in the Brandywine area less than an hour later. A third suspect was captured on County Road 91 and Benton Street in Helena.

The three suspects were captured individually within an hour of each other.

Helena police take third suspect into custody for chase in stolen vehicle

Helena police say the search for the suspects started just after 4 a.m. when the men were seen running into a wooded area after a chase in a stolen vehicle.

Helena Police Chief Pete Folmar said the car was stolen in Alabaster. He said the keys were in the vehicle and it was unlocked. The chase ended off Highway 17 when the suspects wrecked. The suspects then stole another car, but police say they left the car and ran away after driving only a few hundred feet.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Hoover and Alabaster police are also assisting in the search.

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