Multi-county police chase may be connected to Topeka armed robbery

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A car, possibly connected to the attempted armed robbery of a Subway in Topeka, lead officers on a multi-county police chase early Sunday morning.

According to Topeka Police, they attempted to pull over a black Nissan near I-470 and Gage just before 1:00 a.m., but it fled.

Officers pursued west and north on I-470 at speeds reaching around 90mph. The car then exited onto westbound I-70 and speeds then reached about 130mph.

The Kansas Highway Patrol took over the pursuit and lost the car past Carlson Road as it entered Wabaunsee County.

According to turnpike dispatchers, Osage County Sheriff deputies spotted the car on U.S. 56, and began to pursue it again. The chase continued when the car went north on the Kansas Turnpike at the U.S. 56 toll plaza.

Several units chased the car at high speeds through Osage, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, and Leavenworth counties before they lost sight of it near the east turnpike toll plaza, around 2:30 a.m.

Officers alerted Kansas City authorities to be on the lookout for the car.

There is no word if the car was spotted again.