Updated:SMYRNA, Ga. —
Police in Cobb County arrested two men after a chase and crash in Smyrna Wednesday. But a third person got away.
Officers are still on the lookout for one of three burglars who escaped following a police chase and crash.
Channel 2’s Tom Regan arrived at the scene minutes after the crash. Police spotted the car involved in burglary at an apartment complex and gave chase along Paces Ferry Road. It ended with the burglars crashing their car at the intersection at Orchard Road.
"I wanted to go out, but my wife said they have dogs and guns, ‘don't go out.’ So I stayed in,” said resident Art Greenberg.
Greenberg said he was startled to see police scour streets and backyards in search of burglars who'd just crashed their getaway car at the entrance to his Smyrna neighborhood.
Police, some with dogs, worked to hunt down the two men who escaped following the wreck. They were looking high and low.
“[They were] climbing over fences through the woods,” Greenberg said.
Earlier, officers spotted the suspects’ car after a call came in saying it was involved in a burglary at an apartment complex.
Two patrol cars involved in the chase were damaged, but the officers were not hurt.
Resident Dawn Britt said the whole scene reminded her of another burglary and chase not very long ago.
“We've had a break-in here before in this area, and the suspects were chased down,” Britt said.
She said she's glad to see police on the scene so quickly.
“The police live right down the street, that's where their precinct is. So it's a little odd all this goes on in this neighborhood. Very surprising,” Britt said.
Police would not say what was stolen in the burglary or whether the suspects had weapons. They said that was part of their investigation.