Police: Suspects in stolen car elude police by driving into Maryland

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge at sunset (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Once again, suspected car thieves have eluded Alexandria police by driving across state lines into Maryland.

At around 10:45 a.m., the Alexandria Police Department discovered a stolen red Kia Sorrento with D.C. tags in the area of Duke Street and Callahan Drive in the Carlyle neighborhood of the city, according to the police scanner. APD reported multiple suspects inside the vehicle.

Police followed the vehicle to an Exxon station in the 2800 block of Duke Street, and after refueling, the suspects eluded police by getting on Interstate 495 and driving across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Maryland. An APD officer said via scanner that they would contact Maryland law enforcement officials to follow-up.

The tactic is a familiar one for suspects. Earlier this month, would-be car thieves made a brazen getaway by driving across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Anyone with information on the stolen vehicle can contact the APD non-emergency number at 703-746-4444. Callers can remain anonymous.