A suspected retail thief stole a car and struck four vehicles while making a getaway Wednesday afternoon in Southeast D.C.
The retail theft occurred about 1:15 p.m. in the area of I Street and 1st Street, police said.
Officers found the suspect, who then ran from them and jumped into a Jeep with a driver inside, police said.
The driver got out, and the thief drove away, police said.
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Video shows the thief striking the other vehicles while maneuvering their way out.
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