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Police chase ends at Harris Teeter in Plaza-Midwood, police searching for driver

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte police are on scene at the Harris Teeter in Plaza-Midwood after chasing a vehicle into the area.

Video from Sky3 shows police have surrounded a red SUV outside of the Harris Teeter on Central Avenue at The Plaza.

The initial call for the vehicle pursuit came in around 2 p.m.

Investigators tell WBTV the chase started on Interstate 85 in Gaston County near mile marker 26. One of the two people in the car was wanted for multiple car break-ins.

Speeds reached close to 100 miles per hour, police say.

The SUV hit the utility pole doing around 60 miles per hour.

Police say two suspects jumped and ran from the stolen SUV. One is in police custody and officers are searching for the other.

Antwaun Oliphant, 25, was the passenger in the SUV and was arrested. He was wanted by CMPD on five charges.

Police are still searching for the driver.

Officers could be seen blocking traffic and entering the store searching for the driver.

K-9 units and officers could also be seen on the roof of the grocery store.

Power lines are down on The Plaza due to the accident.

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