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Suspect in vehicle theft avoids arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A suspect in a stolen vehicle investigation escaped a police perimeter Wednesday night.

An Albuquerque police officer saw a stolen vehicle near 3600 Campus NE at about 8:50 p.m. A suspect fled before additional officers arrived, according to a police news release.

Police said the suspect may have been armed.

APD officers set up a perimeter around the area and a search included a police canine and APD’s Air Unit but the suspect wasn’t found, according to police.