FRESNO (CBS/AP) — Fresno County authorities say a man who stole a mail truck was arrested after crashing the vehicle and then breaking into a business while trying to hide.

Police say officers were dispatched Saturday afternoon following reports of a crash involving a postal truck near Fairmont and Maroa avenues in northwest Fresno. They determined the truck had been stolen and the suspected thief had sprinted from the scene.

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The suspect had broken into a nearby business and was hiding when authorities found and arrested him.

Loi Tran, owner of a neighboring business, went outside to see the suspect, on the ground, being surrounded by police.

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“I knew the first thing I had to do was take out my phone because I know I won’t be [seeing] this ever again,” Tran told CBS 47 Eyewitness News.

Lt. Ron Hughes said the suspect carjacked the mail truck on Shaw Avenue near Fresno State University.


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