• Traffic jam stymies robbery suspect who fled in police car

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    BREEZEWOOD, Pa. - An Indiana woman who allegedly robbed a store and fled in a stolen police vehicle was stymied by a traffic jam on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

    Police say the woman robbed a Sheetz convenience store in Breezewood on Wednesday and was able to slip out of handcuffs and steal a state police vehicle.

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    She fled westbound at speeds of up to 100 mph but encountered a traffic backlog from a fiery crash that killed a truck driver.


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    Police tell our news partners TribLIVE that 36-year-old Sarah Miller of La Porte, Indiana, struck three vehicles and tried to hit two troopers who were outside their vehicles.

    She was arrested and charged with robbery and other offenses.

    It wasn't immediately known if Miller had retained an attorney who could comment on the charges.


     

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