Two arrested after chase that begin with stolen credit card

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities are questioning two people who were arrested after a short police chase that began with a purse snatching Thursday afternoon, according to the Knoxville Police Dept.

Shortly after noon, officers were interviewing the victim of the purse snatching, which happened in the parking lot in the 5800 block of North Broadway, when they learned one of her credit cards was being used at a business on Washington Pike.

Another officer spotted an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that match the description of the suspects and tried to pull it over. The suspects took off and, during the chase, allegedly threw victim's credit cards and identification out the window.

After a few minutes, driver ended up crashing into a tree trying to turn off of Alice Bell onto Valley View Dr. The suspects tried to get away on foot, but were quickly caught,

Charges are pending against the pair.

The suspects are also believed to be involved in another robbery in the parking lot of a business in the 4400 block of Chapman Highway. In that one, the man allegedly used a taser on the 61 year-old victim while the woman grabbed her purse out her car.

Officers said a man and a woman were arrested after they ran in to a tree near the intersection of Valley View and Alice Bell while trying to escape police. They tried taking off on foot, but were quickly rounded up.

The pursuit began when an officer responded to a call that a stolen credit card had been used at a store near Knoxville Center Mall. The woman who reported it said she lost the card when someone snatched her purse.

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