Suspected thieves arrested with fake police equipment, drugs and stolen goods after chase

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WYANDOTTE, MI – A pair of suspected thieves were arrested with fake police gear including a badge, drugs and thousands of dollars in stolen goods in what started as a routine traffic stop, reports FOX 2 Detroit.

A Wyandotte police officer who attempted to stop a vehicle after it failed to yield or pulled over when exiting a parking lot had more than expected after a chase that led to arrests and an investigation, according to the report. The evidence seized includes handcuffs, a police badge, methamphetamine, cocaine, purses, lottery tickets, diabetes test strips, a set of hooks, and a BB gun designed to look like to a handgun, police said.

At around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, an officer saw a vehicle leaving a CVS parking lot without giving in or stopping, police said. The so-called routine traffic check turned into a chase that ended in a neighborhood where the two suspects got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.

The driver was pulled over a few blocks from the abandoned vehicle, police said. The passenger was arrested after officers surrounded his hiding place in a tree or bush.

The suspects remain in custody as the investigation continues and await charges, police said. They are both convicted felons with rap sheets that include charges of car hijacking and guns.

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