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Police seeking 3 after burglary, chase

The men may be responsible for many burglaries

Police from several agencies were looking for three men who led officers on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon from Bountiful to North Salt Lake.

The men, traveling in a stolen red BMW, crashed into one car, had their tires spiked by officers, tried to steal another car and eventually got away after stealing a white pickup truck, license plate 723 KYP, at a gas station on Beck Street.

The incident began in Bountiful when a woman returned to her house near 1985 S. Bonneview to find three men burglarizing it.

The men fled in the BMW, which police spotted within minutes after being notified, said Lt. Steve Gray, noting that speeds during the chase reached 60 mph in the residential areas.

In the Eagle Ridge subdivision the car driven by the three crashed into another vehicle but kept going. No one was injured in the collision.

Officers were finally able to spike the car's tires, but the trio continued driving 80 mph through the construction zone on I-15, Gray said.

After police temporarily lost sight of the car, the men tried to steal another car near 1800 North and Beck Street. That attempt failed, and the men continued driving, Gray said.

At a Tesoro gas station near 450 West and 900 North, the group stole the pickup. At least two of the men were armed with handguns, said Salt Lake City police Sgt. Phil Eslinger.

The trio is believed to be responsible for a number of home and car burglaries across the Salt Lake Valley and parts of Davis County, Gray said. Police said the men should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call 799-3000.