Suspected 'pillowcase' burglars chased, one caught

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - One person is in custody and at least two sheriff's office vehicles are damaged following a pursuit of suspected pillowcase burglars in Martin County, the sheriff's office says.

The sheriff's office says the pair was in a stolen van and rammed two deputies' vehicles before crashing into a ditch near 96th Street in Stuart.

Deputies caught one person and are looking for the second. He's described as a black man in his 20s, with a thin build, and dreadlocks. He is wearing shorts and a black shirt.

Crystal Lake Elementary School is on lockdown because it is near the perimeter of the search. According to the school there is a deputy in front and in the back of the school as a precaution.

The school's gate is closed, and students are not being moved between buildings right now.

Investigators say they have recovered a large flat-screen TV.

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