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News in Salem

Published on Friday, February 5, 2016

Police Make Arrest in Felony Shoplifting Case

This morning at approximately 8:21 a.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to a shoplifting incident.

The suspect was observed leaving the parking lot, and officers were given a description of his vehicle as soon as they arrived on the scene. The male suspect’s car was quickly located in the vicinity, but the driver refused to pull over when officers activated their emergency lights and siren.

A pursuit ensued and eventually ended in Roanoke City where the vehicle was abandoned in the 200 block of Westside Boulevard. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was located and taken into custody. Israel Antonio Cunningham, 27, of Roanoke, has been charged with Grand Larceny and Felony Eluding. Cunningham is currently being held at the Roanoke County/Salem jail without bond.

There were no injuries during the incident.

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