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Shoplifting incident at Kroger leads to police pursuit in Chesterfield

Posted at 6:08 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 23:16:16-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- What started as a shoplifting call to a Chesterfield Kroger turned into a police pursuit that ended on Chippenham Parkway Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the incident started at 4:37 p.m. when they were called to the Kroger store on 2801 Hicks Road for shoplifting.


When officers arrived to the scene they observed a man matching the suspect’s description, jump in a vehicle and take off out of the parking lot.

Police initiated a pursuit and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect didn’t comply.

The pursuit ended up on Chippenham Parkway southbound where police say the suspect’s vehicle sideswiped a police car. Investigators say they was no actual crash during the pursuit.


Police say the pursuit came to an end after about 15 minutes when the suspect stopped at Chippenham and Jahnke Road.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody. There is no word on his charges at this time.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.