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Police continue search for 3 elusive suspects

Oct. 19, 2000

Burglars escape Baylor officer, plant operator

By MAC MEADOWS AND KIM APPEL

Reporters

Baylor and Waco police officers Wednesday continued to search for three suspects wanted in connection with Monday's burglary of several cars at the Ferrell Special Events Center and the Baylor Physical Plant.

Baylor Police Chief Jim Doak said Baylor officer Ann Macio was patrolling the Ferrell Center parking lot Monday afternoon when she saw the suspects breaking into a car.

The suspects eluded Macio and went to the physical plant, Doak said.

A plant operator saw the suspects break into another vehicle and threw his radio at the suspects, hitting one of them. Doak said the plant operator followed them in his car and called authorities on his cellular telephone.

Baylor and Waco officers chased the suspects, but the suspects abandoned their car and escaped.

Doak said officers found papers in the suspects' vehicle identifying one of them. He said none of the suspects are Baylor students.

'It's an ongoing investigation,' Doak said. 'We obviously have suspects.'

Once found, the suspects can be charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, which is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000 and a year in jail.

Doak said officers were able to recover the power tools taken from one of the vehicles.