Soldier steals armoured car, takes it on two hour joyride

T TV Wednesday 06/June/2018 13:10 PM
By: Times News Service

Virginia: A soldier stole an armoured personnel carrier from a National Guard base in Virginia on Tuesday, June 5 and took the vehicle on a two-hour drive that ended in a police chase through downtown Richmond, the state capital, state police said.
The unidentified man took the vehicle from Fort Pickett, an Army National Guard base in Blackstone, Virginia, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email to Reuters.
The suspect then drove the military vehicle, which was not equipped with any weaponry, east on Route 460 and then north into Richmond on Interstate 95 at about 40 miles (65 km) per hour, Geller said.
Once in Richmond, several police squads followed the armoured personnel carrier, which travels on tracks similar to a tank, through downtown as it headed toward the Capitol building, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Capitol police officers with combat-style rifles guarded the entrance to Capitol Square as a police helicopter shined a spotlight on the vehicle and police worked to stop traffic, the newspaper reported.