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Suffolk police searching for woman who escaped after being arrested in stolen truck

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Aug 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-20 13:43:59-04

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police are searching for a woman who escaped custody following an accident involving a stolen pickup truck Saturday morning.  

Police identified the woman as 19-year-old Alivia Burris.  

State Police notified Suffolk Police at 9:32 a.m. that the stolen truck was possibly traveling towards the city.  At approximately 1:14 p.m., a Suffolk officer spotted the vehicle, a 1995 white Dodge Pick-up with North Carolina tags, in the 1300 block of White Marsh Road.  

Burris and a man who was with her in the truck were detained, with the man complaining of heat exhaustion.  

While medics responded to the scene to treat the man, Burris escaped into the woods.  

At the time of her escape she was wearing blue handcuffs, however, the handcuffs have since been recovered.  

Suffolk Police detectives, with the assistance of the K9 unit, are currently on the scene searching for Burris, who is described as wearing black sweatpants with holes in both of the knees, a t-shirt with a picture of a duck, and only black and white socks. 

Burris is wanted by the State Police on charges of Grand Larceny and Hit and Run related to the stolen vehicle and an accident in Chesapeake earlier Saturday morning.  In addition, warrants have been obtained in Suffolk on charges of Escape from Custody, providing False ID to Police, Petit :Larceny, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Justice.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Burris and advise that if she is seen to please call CrimeLine at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.  

When calling CrimeLine, callers do not have to give their names or appear in court.  If a caller’s information leads to an arrest, the caller could qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.