A surveillance photo of two suspects in a theft Wednesday morning at the Wood River Walmart. The suspects eluded police after abandoning their vehicle in Alton.
WOOD RIVER — The Wood River Police Department on Thursday released a surveillance photo of two men who led police on a high-speed chase after a theft at Walmart.
Police asked that anyone with information about the suspects contact the Wood River Police Department at (618) 251-3113.
The men fled the Walmart Wednesday morning after being reported for theft, resulting in a police pursuit through two counties. Speeds were reported to reach upward of 100 mph during the chase.
The suspects reportedly slipped past Walmart’s in-house security and ran to a Steak ’n Shake parking lot, where they got into a newer-model maroon Chevy Malibu.
“The call came in to the Wood River Police Department at 10:45 a.m.,” Wood River Deputy Chief Dan Bunt said. “They drove from Steak n’ Shake up Wesley to Airline Drive before they jumped on to 255, heading north. The suspects traveled into Jerseyville before returning to Alton.”
The two suspects got out of the vehicle and abandoned it on Forest and Blair in Alton. The car has been towed and is in police custody. The pursuit was called off about 11:45 a.m. and no arrests were made. The suspects are still on the run.