New Smyrna Beach officer crashes while trying to stop suspected shoplifter
Person fled after shoplifting from Bealls, police say
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A New Smyrna Beach police officer crashed her vehicle while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter, according to the New Smyrna Beach Police Department.
Police said the officer attempted a traffic stop on the person near 3100 State Road 44, west of I-95, just before 5 p.m. Thursday.
Officials with the Police Department said the suspect had stolen items from a Bealls outlet store before the incident, and fled the scene after the officer crashed.
The officer is expected to be OK, officials said.
A vehicle description for the suspected shoplifter was not immediately available.
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