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FRANKLIN - After two high-speed pursuits in Franklin early Wednesday morning, police are conducting an investigation to locate and identify the driver, or possible multiple drivers, involved in the chases, one of which resulted in property damage.

At about 5:45 a.m. Feb. 1, police attempted a traffic stop on a gray 2005 Pontiac G6 in the 8800 block of West Drexel Avenue for suspended registration and possible warrants for the driver. The driver did not stop and instead sped east on Drexel, eventually causing damage in an apartment complex parking lot in the 7500 block of Drexel Avenue.

The driver then fled on foot, and officers began searching for the driver in the area. During the search, a resident informed police that their 2017 Dodge Durango had been stolen while it was left running in a driveway nearby.

Franklin squads observed and attempted to stop the driver of the stolen Durango around 76th Street and Drexel Avenue. When the driver did not stop, police pursued the vehicle in a high-speed chase northbound on South 76th Street and eastbound on Rawson Avenue.

The police supervisor terminated the pursuit later near the 4000 block of Rawson Avenue.

Police are conducting a followup investigation to locate and identify the driver, or multiple drivers, involved in both chases. Police have a vague description of the driver, who is believed to be male.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Franklin Police Department, 414-425-2522.

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