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Reported theft leads to police chase across state lines

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Officers searching for the suspect who fled on foot. Officers searching for the suspect who fled on foot.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A report of items stolen from an unlocked car led police on a chase down Interstate 64 Thursday.

According to Jeffersontown police, officers were called the Kroger located at 9080 Taylorsville Road around 6:10 p.m. after a man said the theft happened in the parking lot.

Police were able to get a good description of the suspect's vehicle and an officer pulled the car over on the ramp off Hurstbourne Parkway to I-64W. While the officer was working the stop the suspect pulled away, hitting a car and prompting a chase down I-64.

Officers continued to chase the vehicle as the suspect went onto I-65, crossed the Kennedy Bridge and took exit 0 in Indiana.

Investigators said the suspect got out of the vehicle and fled on foot near 8th Street and Locust Street in Jeffersonville.

Police said the suspect was able to escape but they believe they know who the suspect is and are working to a warrant to make an arrest.

The driver who was hit by the suspect when they took off during the traffic stop was not injured.

It is unclear if the stolen property was recovered.

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