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Suspects in U-Haul van lead officers on chase


COLBY (AP) -- A man and woman suspected of stealing tried to flee from officers while driving a U-Haul van in northwest Kansas.

The Colby Police Department said in a statement a man from Florida and a woman from Colorado are in custody after the chase Thursday in Thomas County.

They are accused of stealing from Walmart in Colby on Wednesday. An officer tried to stop the full-size van Thursday, but the drivers fled.

The vehicle fled on Interstate 70 before its tires were spiked approximately 12 miles west of Colby. The van ran through a fence and eventually stopped. The two suspects were arrested and are being held on theft charges.

Officers determined the man rented the U-Haul on Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.