Police Seeking Help IDing Findlay Theft Suspect And Vehicle
The Findlay Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect in a store theft and their vehicle.
The theft happened at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1960 Tiffin Ave, on Thursday afternoon.
Police say the suspect was a black female between 35-40 years old, 5′-4″ to 5′-5″, around 140 pounds, had a gold lip ring in the middle of her bottom lip, longer black hair in braids tied in a bun, wearing a dark green coat with fur trim around the hood.
The suspect got into a dark gray/black Hyundai Elantra SEL 2019-2020, Ohio (Sunburst) License plate which begins with the letter “J”, and fled the scene.
Another black female was in the vehicle, believed to be a lookout.
The Elantra was seen on County Road 99 going westbound by Findlay police.
Police say the Elantra started a pursuit shortly after this point, running a red traffic light, passing vehicles by going into oncoming traffic, and speeding.
The pursuit continued northbound on I-75 at speeds of around 110 mph.
The Elantra drove on the left shoulder of the highway, to pass vehicles when all three lanes had vehicles, to avoid police.
Findlay PD ended the pursuit near State Route 6, exit 179, due to losing visual of suspect.
Wood County deputies and the highway patrol continued the pursuit at different times in attempts to apprehend the suspect but discontinued their pursuits due to safety reasons and construction.
The suspect vehicle was last seen going northbound on I-475 from the I-75 split.
The merchandise was recovered after the suspects threw it from the vehicle.
The Findlay Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect and vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brickner at 419-424-7150 or [email protected].