Suspected car thieves ram Detroit police vehicle on city's east side

Car stolen near gas station

DETROIT – Detroit police are searching for suspected car thieves who rammed a Detroit Police Department vehicle early Thursday morning.  

It’s unclear if the car was stolen during a carjacking or not, but this started when two men stole the car near a gas station on Houston Whittier and Hayes streets on the city’s east side. 

Moments later, Detroit police officers spotted the stolen car near Cedar Grove and Gratiot Avenue. The suspects rammed the Detroit cruiser, but it only had minor damage.  

No officers were hurt.  

One of the suspects jumped out of the car and ran off.  The other continued driving the stolen vehicle and took off.

Officers then found the stolen car, abandoned outside a home at Parkgrove and Alcoy near Schoenherr Road. The remaining car thief was not inside. Officers are searching for the men.

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