Police arrest man for stealing dump truck in N. Phoenix

PHOENIX - A suspect has been arrested after he allegedly stole a dump truck from a construction site in the northwest Valley.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the truck was taken from a construction site on or near ASU West near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road early Wednesday morning.

Crump said the police department's helicopter spotted the vehicle and after a short foot pursuit in a residential neighborhood the suspect was taken into custody near 43rd Avenue and Sweetwater Avenue.

Crump said the suspect had tried to take a couple of cars from a nearby McDonald's restaurant parking lot but was unsuccessful.

Police have not yet identified the suspect.

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