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Two men arrested after 100 mph police chase, discovery of stolen mail

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 14:43:23-05

NEW BERLIN — Two men have been arrested following a 100 mph police chase and the discovery of stolen mail.

According to the New Berlin police, officers attempted to stop a vehicle just after 1 a.m. near Moorland Rd.

The vehicle fled from police onto southbound I-43. The officer chasing the suspects saw several paper items being thrown out the window. Speeds exceeded 100 mph throughout the chase.

Police used stop sticks to deflate the tires and stop the vehicle.

Following the end of the pursuit, two Chicago men were arrested, ages 22 and 32. Police discovered that the two had been stealing mail from mailboxes in several industrial parks.

The freeway was shut down following the arrests so officers could retrieve the hundreds of pieces of mail that were thrown out the window during the pursuit.

According to police, dozens of businesses were targeted on Sunday and now police need your help. In a Facebook post, the New Berlin Police Department is asking for this from businesses:

  1. If you believe your business was targeted, and you have not yet been contacted by our department, please call (262) 782-6640 to let us know.
  2. If you have surveillance video that might have captured the bad guys in action yesterday, please call that same number.

The suspect vehicle is a 2013 Lexus 250 sedan, black in color with Illinois temporary plates.

The two men and their vehicle are also wanted for questioning in regards to several felonies in Illinois.

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