Police: Man who stole Amazon truck led officers on chase through multiple New Hampshire towns

A shipment of Amazon packages ended with a booking Sunday afternoon.

According to New Hampshire state police, officers arrested a man who led police on a car chase through multiple towns after stealing an Amazon delivery truck Sunday afternoon.

STOLEN AMAZON TRUCK LEADS TO MOTOR VEHICLE PURSUIT - CONCORD, New Hampshire – On November 13, 2022, at approximately...

Posted by New Hampshire State Police on Sunday, November 13, 2022

According to NHSP, Richard Royea, 40, stole the Amazon delivery truck at approximately 2:45 p.m. while it was making deliveries on South Fruit Street in Concord. Police said they were able to track the van by cell phone before they attempted to halt the truck on I-93 in Hookset. The pursuit continued south to Manchester after Royea fled the attempted stop.

Eventually, police say Royea drove the truck down Elm Street in Manchester. Finally cornered on a dead-end street, Roya exited the vehicle and was taken down by a K-9, Ragnar.

Royea was taken to Concord Hospital for minor injuries. A trooper was admitted to the hospital for minor injuries as well.

Royea, who has no listed address, is facing a litany of charges including receiving stolen property, resisting arrest/detention, aggravated driving while intoxicated, disobeying a police officer, reckless operation and operating without a license.

Royea will be arraigned in Merrimack Superior Court.

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