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2 men arrested after vehicle theft and crash in Bloomington

The second man attempted to avoid arrest on the roof of the Goodwill in Bloomington near 494 before he was taken into custody.
Credit: KARE 11

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Two people have been arrested after a car theft and crash led to a search for suspects that closed some roads in Bloomington.

Bloomington police say at about 5 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a light pole in a business parking lot on American Boulevard West near 494.

When officers arrived, they found the vehicle empty. They also discovered that it had been reported as stolen. The found “various types of ammunition” in the vehicle, according to a news release from Bloomington police.

A witness told officers that two people had run away from the car on foot. Officers found the two men near the Goodwill on American Boulevard and Lyndale Avenue.

Police say one of them tried to run away and he was arrested.

Officers spotted the other man on the roof of the Goodwill, and set up a perimeter around the building. The man on the roof did not respond to officers’ orders, and an Emergency Response Unit was called out to search the building.

Just after 10 a.m., though, the man ran out of the building and officers arrested him.

The suspects were identified as a 25-year-old man from St. Paul, and a 30-year-old man from South St. Paul.

Around 11 a.m., the Bloomington Police Department announced in a social media post that roads were open again.

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