Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle and others unlawfully entered in Waterloo early Tuesday morning.
A white Hyundai SUV was stolen from Mary Court sometime around 4 a.m., and multiple vehicles in the area of Glendell Lane were rummaged through with personal items were taken. Waterloo police said the SUV was unlocked with keys inside at the time it was stolen.
Columbia police observed the stolen SUV followed by a dark sedan speeding north on Route 3 shortly after the alleged theft occurred. An officer attempted to stop both vehicles, but they continued at a high rate of speed onto I-255 westbound into St. Louis County.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 618-939-8651.