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Car Chase Ensues After Man Steals Car at Bellaire Gas Station

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A thief who snatched a car from a Bellaire gas station early Monday morning led police on a chase through three states, ending when he crashed the car in West Alexander, Pennsylvania.

It happened at 5:20 a.m. Monday morning, when a woman left her car running while she went inside the Circle K gas station in Bellaire.

Police Chief Mike Kovalyk says a black male from out of town jumped in and drove off. He was spotted on State Route 7, and chased by Bellaire Police and the Belmont County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect took I-470 to West Virginia and then Pennsylvania, and was caught when he crashed the vehicle at the West Alexander exit. Police say the suspect is hospitalized, and charges are pending.