Police arrest 9 accused of stealing vehicles from Lansing auto plant, prompting chase

Suspects lead police on chase on eastbound I-96 through Ingham, Livingston, Oakland counties

Michigan State Police arrest 9 people accused of stealing several vehicles from an auto plant in Lansing, leading police on a chase on eastbound I-96. Photo provided by Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)

Michigan police say they arrested nine people early Monday morning after suspects led police on a chase along I-96 with several vehicles stolen from a Lansing automotive plant.

At about 12:17 a.m. on Monday, May 2, troopers with Michigan State Police were pursuing two groups of vehicles stolen from a General Motors automotive plant in Lansing that fled eastbound on I-96, police said. A total of five vehicles were stolen, police said. All of the vehicles were Chevrolet Camaros.

MSP say they attempted to conduct traffic stops of the vehicles, but all of the vehicles failed to stop. Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted several pursuits of the vehicles.

Officers from several agencies pursued the vehicles as they traveled eastbound on I-96 through Ingham and Livingston counties and into Oakland County, according to authorities.

Michigan State Police say some of the stolen vehicles were crashed. Some suspects reportedly fled the scene on foot, but were ultimately captured by officers. There were no injuries reported from the incident.

Nine people were arrested in total, and are between the ages 20 and 24 years old, officials said. They are all being lodged at the Lansing City Jail and are facing a range of charges, including fleeing and eluding and R & C of a stolen vehicle.

Police say the value of the stolen cars collectively $375,000 police said.

No other details have been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Photos of the stolen vehicles can be seen below.

Michigan State Police arrest 9 people accused of stealing several vehicles from an auto plant in Lansing, leading police on a chase on eastbound I-96. Photo provided by Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police arrest 9 people accused of stealing several vehicles from an auto plant in Lansing, leading police on a chase on eastbound I-96. Photo provided by Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police arrest 9 people accused of stealing several vehicles from an auto plant in Lansing, leading police on a chase on eastbound I-96. Photo provided by Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)
Michigan State Police arrest 9 people accused of stealing several vehicles from an auto plant in Lansing, leading police on a chase on eastbound I-96. Photo provided by Michigan State Police. (Michigan State Police)

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