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Police interrupt burglary in Bloomington, then chase and arrest suspect

Morning headlines from Nov. 22, 2023
Morning headlines from Nov. 22, 2023 03:51

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Authorities arrested an alleged burglar Tuesday morning after a chase that ended on an interstate highway in the south metro.

The chase began when officers were called to a possible burglary on the 4500 block of Southmore Drive in Bloomington around 5:30 a.m., the city's police department said.

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Officers found a man leaving a home with a basket full of items. The man dropped the basket, entered a vehicle and fled, police said.

A nearby officer pursued the man onto a ramp from France Avenue to Interstate 494 and stopped him at the bottom of the ramp.


The man, a 44-year-old from Minneapolis, is being held at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center. Police said he faces charges of second-degree burglary and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

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