JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Police recovered a stolen car Jan. 3 an hour after it was reported missing from a home on Nesbit Ferry Road.

At 4:30 a.m., the car owner woke up and noticed his car was missing from his driveway. He said he had not locked the vehicle in his haste to get into the house to avoid rain. A spare key was kept in the middle console. 

A few minutes later, Roswell police spotted the stolen car on Holcomb Bridge Road driven by the suspected thief and signaled for them to pull over. The suspect refused to comply, and Roswell police pursued, with Johns Creek police assisting. 

During the pursuit, which reached speeds of 70 mph, the suspect crashed into a wall near Abbotswell Drive. 

Police said the suspect fled on foot, and officers were unable to find them. Alpharetta and Duluth police aided in the investigation.

Police found a gun, purse and class sweatshirt from Martin Luther King Jr. High School in the car.

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