Two suspected shoplifters apprehended after brief police chase

Conway police block off a section of Harkrider Street near the intersection of Bruce Street on Tuesday afternoon as Conway Corporation workers repair damage to a telephone pole. Police said the damage to the telephone pole was caused when a vehicle involved in a police pursuit hit the pole after it struck a set of spike strips. Two individuals, suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart on Skyline Drive, were taken into custody. Police said the individuals required no medical attention.

Conway police were involved in a short police chase Tuesday afternoon with two individuals believed to have shoplifted from the Walmart on Skyline Drive in Conway, according to a department spokesperson.


According to the Conway Police Department’s calls for service, officers responded to the store around 12:25 p.m.

La Tresha Woodruff said the suspects, a man and woman, left the store in a white van and threw items from the vehicle. The chase continued onto Oak Street and ended at the intersection of Bruce and Harkrider streets when police successfully utilized a spike strip to stop the vehicle.

Woodruff said the vehicle hit a telephone pole at the intersection, which required repair from Conway Corporation workers.

The two individuals were taken into custody and did not require medical attention, police said. Woodruff said the names of the individuals were not able to be released, because the report has not been finalized.

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