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Thieves steal SUV, crash it along I-95 in West Palm Beach

Posted at 4:50 AM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 11:56:18-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — There was a heavy law enforcement presence overnight on Interstate 95 southbound at the Belvedere Road exit in West Palm Beach after police said thieves stole and crashed a sport utility vehicle.

West Palm Beach police were at the scene for hours, along with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

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Officers said after crashing the vehicle into a wooded area along the interstate, they fled from the scene with the keys still in the ignition.

Police were searching for the suspects overnight. The PBSO helicopter was also spotted flying over the scene.

A tow truck was there pulling the upside down sport utility vehicle out of the brush.

The scene was cleared just before 2 a.m. Friday.

All lanes are back open on I-95.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, no one has been arrested.

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