Armed suspect on the loose following police chase in Dogtown

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(KPLR) - A suspect is on the loose following a police chase early Tuesday morning in west St. Louis.  According to police, this chase began when police spotted a stolen vehicle in the Maplewood Richmond Heights area.  They pursued the suspect throughout Dogtown.

He side-swiped several vehicles then car crashed through a fence and in a front yard on Dale at Craft Avenue.  At that point, the man jumped out of the stolen car and ran on foot.   He may be armed and dangerous.

He has been described as a black male, wearing a long blue shirt, tennis shoes and glasses.

Police have received several reports that he is running through backyards and jumping over fences.

If you witness anything suspicious please contact the police.

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