The truck was stolen from an unincorporated Arapahoe County hotel and the suspects were apprehended in Englewood.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo .– The owner of a stolen truck jumped in the back of the vehicle and drove with the perpetrators approximately 10 miles before being apprehended as they attempted to steal another car, the spokesperson said from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Ginger Delgado.
The truck was first stolen around 5:15 a.m. Thursday at Homewood Suites at 199 Inverness Dr. West, Delgado said.
Delgado said the owner of the truck left it running to warm it up when a man and woman jumped in and stole it. She said the owner watched this happen and jumped in the back of the vehicle.
What happened next was a chase through Arapahoe County, although due to nearly a foot of snow in places, speeds never exceeded 30 mph, Delgado said.
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The chase ended 10 miles from where the car was stolen in a 7-Eleven near South Broadway and East Tufts Avenue in Englewood, when Delgado said the victim jumped from the truck and the man and woman had tried to steal another car but were unsuccessful.
They were arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of car theft and kidnapping, Delgado said.
The identities of the suspects were not immediately available due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Englewood Police Department assisted the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
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