Saturday, February 25, 2017

County detective catches theft suspects, even on his day off

Following a short chase, police arrested three men on suspicion of stealing power tools from the Home Depot in East Whiteland.

EAST WHITELAND PA Feb 25 2017 Chester County Detective Lt. Michael McGinnis was on his day off shopping at Home Depot in East Whiteland when store employees ran past, chasing a number of men who had taken power tools without paying.
It was shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, and just like that McGinnis was on the case.
He followed the suspects out to the parking lot as they got into a Mercedes 320 SUV and raced off.

McGinnis quickly notified police via county radio and followed them in his car.
Working with East and West Whiteland officers, the detective stopped the car just two miles away at Queen Drive and King Road.
Officers arrested two men in the Mercedes; a third man ran off into a nearby development.
He was later caught a few blocks away with the aid of fellow officers in unmarked cars. WIllistown police also assisted at the scene. 

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