Two police officers were injured Saturday while responding to a burglary at a Sam’s Club in Elgin, in which two thieves sent police on a miles long chase into Wisconsin, officials said.
Police responded to reports of the burglary at Sam’s Club at 1000 S. Randall Road at 2:42 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Elgin Police Department. The officers arrived two minutes later and saw two males getting into a pickup truck when they arrived.
One officer attempted to get physical control of a man getting into the passenger side of the vehicle, but was thrown out of the truck and onto the ground when the vehicle began moving, the release said.
The car then continued driving, striking another officer and an Elgin squad car, police said.
The chase left Elgin and continued into unincorporated Kane County, onto the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway and then Interstate 290 into Chicago. The chase reportedly proceeded up the Kennedy and Edens Expressways and up Interstate 94 into Wisconsin, reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
The suspects were taken into custody in Racine County by the Wisconsin State Highway Patrol and are currently being held in Wisconsin until charges can be filed, the release said.
Both injured officers were treated and released from an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.