PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The suspects in a wild police chase involving two stolen police cars have been identified.PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The suspects in a wild police chase involving two stolen police cars have been identified.
The incident began at about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday when a Camden Police
Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Haddon Avenue and Federal Street.
According to investigators, a female and a male who were not
connected to the traffic stop inexplicably jumped into the officer’s
stopped police car and sped off. While speeding away, the suspects
struck the officer with the cruiser.The suspects then drove the stolen cop car across the Ben Franklin Bridge and onto the streets of Philadelphia.
The stolen police car was then pursued by Philadelphia police
officers and was eventually stopped at 7th and Norris Streets. Police
say the male suspect, identified as Blake Bills, was injured and was
taken into custody. At some point, the female suspect was once again
somehow able to get inside a Philadelphia police cruiser and speed off.
She led police on a wild chase through the streets of North
Philadelphia. During the pursuit, the car struck a pedestrian near
Kensington Avenue and American Street. The pedestrian was taken to the
hospital with minor injuries to her head.
While leading police on the wild chase, she struck several parked cars
and a box truck that was on the road. The cruiser also went onto
numerous sidewalks and narrowly missed a handful of utility poles.
The cruiser eventually came to a stop at 1100 N. Hope Street, where
the female suspect, identified as Shayna Sykes, got out and attempted to
run away on foot, but she was quickly taken into police custody.
The Camden police officer is being treated at Cooper University Hospital for his injuries and is listed in stable condition.
The incident remains under investigation.