SANATOGA PA – Police in Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown and the popular resort city of Rehoboth Beach DE are cooperating in the continuing investigation of a vehicle theft that reportedly occurred in Delaware and ended Friday night (July 31) at about 6:45 near the CVS Pharmacy on East High Street.
Five people were arrested in what Lower Pottsgrove police called a “felony vehicle stop” after they identified the stolen car, a four-door Toyota Prius with Maryland license plates, around the CVS. Two of those fled briefly “into the area of Sunnybrook Village,” police added in a status item on their Facebook page, but were “quickly apprehended” when armed Lower Pottsgrove and Pottstown officers accompanied by a canine unit swept the area.
With all five in custody, “no threat to the community exists,” police added.
The car described is similar to one that was reported by the CapeGazette.com online news service to have been stolen Thursday at 5 a.m. from a Starbucks in Rehoboth Beach. Any connection between the two incidents could not be immediately confirmed.
Lower Pottsgrove police, in the same status item, issued an apology “for the inconvenience to residents during that time.” Nonsense, the department’s Facebook readers loudly proclaimed. The vast majority praised and thanked the department for its quick action in the car theft arrest, and for ensuring the public’s safety.
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