Kennewick PD: Woman chases theft suspects, crashes into them

What started out as a theft resulted in a hit-and-run crash in Kennewick.

A woman was sitting in her car near Columbia Center Mall when a man approached and asked for a cigarette. He then reached inside and grabbed her purse, and took off to a getaway car.

The victim chased the suspect’s car, and eventually both cars crashed into each other near Gage and Pittsburg.

The suspect and his female driver tried to make a run for it, but the woman, Victoria Cruz, was caught near Buffalo Wild Wings.

Cruz wouldn’t say who her accomplice was, but she was booked for theft and hit-and-run.