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Officers chase armed men who broke into nearly a dozen cars in Grapevine

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Grapevine police say a woman’s decision to call police instead of confront a man who was breaking into her car might have saved her life.

The woman, who lives at Aura Four44 Apartments, at 444 E. Dallas Road, went to her parking garage on Friday morning and saw a man breaking into her car. She ran back into her apartment and called 911, police said.

Officers spotted two men who were crouched between a car and a wall. They matched the descriptions given by the woman. An officer yelled toward them, but both men started to run.

“The officer chased them over a parking garage ledge onto the ground below,” police said. “At that point, another officer flashed his emergency lights, and the two suspects split up.”

One of the officers chased a suspect through some shrubs and into a nearby creek. The officer tried to pull the man out of the water, but the two struggled. At one point, the man reached into his waistband, but the officer pulled his arm behind his back, police said.

Once the man was in handcuffs and searched, officers found a loaded stolen pistol in his waistband. The other suspect was chased to a nearby street and also taken into custody.

Nearly a dozen vehicles were broken into at the complex.

Police didn’t release the suspects’ names, but said they were arrested on charges including burglary, evading arrest, resisting arrest, theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and criminal mischief. One of the men had an outstanding arrest warrant.

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Nichole Manna reports on crime, breaking news and other mayhem across North Texas. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.


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