Dunwoody Police seek teens who led police on chase

- Police want to find the four teenagers who lead them on a chase after breaking into a car at a Dunwoody apartment complex Thursday morning.

According to Dunwoody Police, officers went to the Perimeter 31 Apartments just before 3:00 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report a group of teens between the ages of 13 and 16 breaking into an SUV.

"One of our biggest concerns is obviously the age of these suspects," said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Robert Parsons.

Police immediately started searching the area for the young men and one officer spotted a red Toyota Camry speeding away from the complex.  The officer tried to pull over the car, but instead, the driver took off and drove the wrong way onto Interstate 285.  Investigators said the driver quickly pulled a U-turn and crashed into a motorcycle, knocking its driver onto the highway.  A second car then hit the motorcycle.  Both drivers had to go to the hospital for minor injuries.

"It was a serious collision," Sgt. Parsons explained.  "The motorcycle operator is lucky to be alive."

Sandy Springs police later found the suspect's vehicle abandoned near the intersection of I-285 and Georgia Highway 400.  Investigators said it had been stolen in Clarkston.

"It's very alarming the trend we have seen with young juveniles who are unsupervised who are traveling around in stolen vehicles and breaking into cars all around the metro Atlanta area and that's something that our detectives are working very hard to try to identify these suspects before they get themselves hurt or hurt somebody else," said Sgt. Parsons.

The teens will likely face multiple charges including entering auto, fleeing police and hit and run. 

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