Authorities say an Atlantic City man was arrested Saturday afternoon after leading police officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

According to the Absecon Police Department, just before 5:00, a victim was patronizing a business on West California Avenue and briefly left their vehicle unattended. That's when 35-year-old Sirjackie Bryant III of Atlantic City allegedly hopped in and stole it.

The vehicle was spotted by officers a short time later.

Bryant, who was driving, refused to stop, which resulted in a brief pursuit.

Byrant abandoned the vehicle on Route 30 (White Horse Pike) then led officers on a foot chase. Bryant was caught by officers and taken into custody without incident.

White Horse Pike in Absecon NJ - Photo: Google Maps
White Horse Pike in Absecon NJ - Photo: Google Maps

Bryant III has been charged with motor vehicle theft, eluding, and obstructing the administration of law. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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