Men escape on foot after crashing stolen pickup

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Carlsbad police were looking for two men who stole an SUV and led them on a short chase just before midnight Sunday, police said.

Police spotted the stolen Toyota Sequoia on Interstate 5 near Carlsbad Village Drive. The driver sped off when police tried to pull him over. The pickup led police on a short chase on northbound I-5, but the chase ended abruptly when the Sequoia crashed into a tree in a residential driveway in the 1200 block of Las Flores Drive.

The driver and passenger jumped out of the car and ran off. Carlsbad police searched on foot and with a helicopter but weren’t able to find the men.

A description of the men has not yet been released. No one was hurt during the pursuit.

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