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Woman Arrested After Wrong-Way Chase on U.S. 78

Police say a couple used a U-Haul truck to rob Macy's. The man escaped.

A woman is in jail, charged with two felonies, after allegedly stealing from Macy's department store in Tucker, leading police officers on a wrong-way chase on U.S. Highway 78 and then slamming into a pole.

Nicole Denise Freeman, 42, of Atlanta, is being held without bond at DeKalb County jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and has been charged with theft by shoplifting and obstruction.

Police said Freeman and an unidentified male accomplice allegedly took a pile of clothing from the Northlake Mall store Thursday night and ran out to a waiting U-Haul truck. With the police in pursuit, they drove the wrong way on U.S. 78 before crashing near the Valley Brook Drive exit. The two then ran in different directions.

Freeman was caught and arrested at a Decatur apartment complex a short time later but the man escaped and remains at large. 

 

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