Officers pursue auto theft suspect |

Officers pursue auto theft suspect

ASPEN ” Aspen police are searching for the suspect of an auto theft after a high-speed pursuit in the residential West End area of Aspen early Monday.

Police spokesperson Bill Linn said officers backed off the chase soon after it started around 5:50 a.m. because of the danger of high speeds. It was not long after, that the suspect crashed the stolen vehicle and disappeared on foot.

Linn said the vehicle was stolen in Snowmass Village but since no reports had been written yet and the current focus of police is on the search, there were few other details.

When the suspect disappeared, Aspen police sent out a reverse 911 call at 7:30 a.m. asking people to lock their doors and report anything suspicious.

“We have no reason to believe this person is dangerous,” Linn said. “We were airing on the side of providing as much information as we could to folks. It’s better to over inform than under inform.”

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