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Fleeing car thieves crash into St. Pete house

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Jul 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-02 20:27:00-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Police in St. Petersburg say they're looking for two people who stole a car at gunpoint and crashed into a house during a police chase.


      The carjacking happened around 9:37 p.m. Monday. When an officer spotted the car about an hour later, the suspects drove away.


      Police officers started chasing the vehicle, which crashed into a house. Officers say there was no visible damage to the house.


      The Tampa Bay Times reports three people inside the car ran from the scene. Officers caught a juvenile girl, who was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


      An investigation continues. No further details were immediately available.