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Car Theft Suspects on the Loose After Crashing into Chula Vista Home

Two car theft suspects were still on the loose Thursday after crashing the stolen car they were driving into a Chula Vista home following a brief pursuit, police said.

The chase started shortly before 11:30 a.m. when officers spotted the stolen car around First Avenue and L Street, according to the Chula Vista Police Department.

Officers then discontinued the chase a few minutes later because it was deemed too dangerous. 

The suspects then crashed the black Hyundai Accent into a home on the 100 block of Kearny Street, near Saint John's Episcopal Church, police said.

Both the male driver and female passenger got out of the car and took off, police said. A police helicopter was looking for the suspects in the area.

The car, which was still drivable, was stolen in front of an apartment Tuesday, the car's owner, who did not want to be identified, told NBC 7. 

Police have not released a description of the suspects at this time but they know who the suspects are.

Damage to the home appeared to be minor, police said. No one was home at the time of the collision.

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