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Theft from Rural King in Waterloo

By on May 30, 2018 at 9:14 pm

A retail theft was reported about 8:10 p.m. Wednesday at Rural King in Waterloo.

Police said two Hispanic males wearing Cardinals shirts left with power tools from the store and drove north toward Columbia in a white Ford Focus with Missouri plates.

A Columbia police officer spotted a car matching that description and began following, after which the suspect vehicle accelerated north on Route 3 at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour and ran through multiple red lights, prompting a quick termination of pursuit.

St. Louis County police were notified of the incident, but Waterloo police said that as of Thursday morning the suspects have not been located. The incident remains under investigation.

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.