Update: Theft of candy bars; police chase, leads to wreck

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- A police chase that occurred after a theft of candy bars at a local BP station ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed into the side of a home.

Alan Nick, 54, reportedly tried to steal nearly $300 worth of candy bars from a BP located off State Road 933.

Police were called, and they reportedly tried to stop Nick, but he would not pull over.

Once St. Joseph County police had learned what Nick had stolen they proceeded to back off and follow Nick at a slow speed.

Roseland police continued to follow Nick until he ran into a house in the 51900 block of Hollyhock Road.

"We all heard this explosion like glass, didn't know what happened," said homeowner Joe Meszaros.

Mezaros said he and the rest of his family were in different parts of the house when the car drove into the kitchen, located at the front of the home.

"The kitchen counter is gone, everything is in the basement, where it shouldn't be," he said. "I'm just glad everybody is okay."

None of the residents were injured in the crash.

"The only person injured at all was the suspect who was driving the vehicle," Lt. Blank of the St. Joseph County Sheriff's Dept. told reporters when he arrived on scene.

The suspect's candy of choice was reportedly 3 Musketeers.

"It was a large amount of candy bars from what I understand," said Lt. Blank. "And I do not know the street value of it, either."


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