Robbery Victim Calls 911, Guides Police in Chase from Bed of Stolen Pickup

By: KBTX News Staff
By: KBTX News Staff

COLLEGE STATION - A man has been arrested after leading police on a chase through Bryan/College Station.

Police say it started late Thursday night at the CVS Pharmacy located near Southwest Parkway and Texas Avenue in College Station.

An 18 year old man from Benchley reportedly left his Silver Dodge pick-up running and went inside the store to check on his girlfriend.

When he came out, he saw another man inside his truck.

Police say the owner tried to confront the suspect but he began to drive off. The owner was able to jump into the bed of the pick-up and called 911.

Police responded and a chase began northbound on Texas, while dispatchers kept the owner of the truck on the phone.

Police say he provided updates on their location.

"We were pursuing the vehicle at this point with lights and sirens. The suspect was failing to pull over for us. We continued to follow him into Bryan. On 29th Street the victim jumped out of the vehicle at Broadmoor when they slowed down for the turn for his own safety." says Sgt. Kathryn Reiter of the College Station Police Department.

The pursuit continued and police say they eventually made an arrest at the AutoZone at the 1600 block of S. Texas Ave. in Bryan.

Police tell us the suspect may have run out of gas.

Bryan and College Station Police as well as DPS troopers assisted in the chase.

The suspect, 19 year old Kenneth Edward McKinney Jr., is facing a number of charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, robbery, evading arrest, and possession of a dangerous drug.

The owner of the truck was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan - he was later released.

Nobody else was hurt.

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