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Car flees police; propane tanks stolen

Published November 13. 2019 01:22PM

The theft of four tanks containing propane gas from a Sunoco service station at Heiney Lane and Hideaway Road in Polk Township is under investigation by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

At 2:44 a.m. Nov. 3 police saw a dark green sedan speeding on Interchange Road after exiting the parking lot of the service station. After a traffic stop was attempted, the vehicle fled the scene and a brief pursuit ensued.

Police said the vehicle could not be located after a chase of about one mile.

When police returned to the service station, it was determined the propane tanks were stolen from the storage unit and a padlock on it was destroyed.

The estimated loss is $225.

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