Released theft suspect steals getaway car

January 8, 2008 5:30:38 AM PST
Police say a Bucks County man released pending a theft hearing is accused of immediately stealing a car and driving away.

Officials say 22-year-old Donald Strohm Jr. of East Rockhill Township had just been arraigned Monday on charges of stealing more than $1,000 worth of razor blades and over-the-counter medications from a Quakertown grocery.

A judge said he could be freed on unsecured bail to await a preliminary hearing. But minutes later, authorities say he jumped into a car left running at a gas station and drove off.

Police are still seeking Strohm. Authorities say anything that violates the conditions of his release - such as stealing a car - could mean he will have to pay bail or be locked up.

Information from: The Intelligencer,