Soldier Steals Armored Vehicle, Takes It On Two-Hour Ride

A disgruntled soldier has allegedly stolen an armoured personnel carrier and taken it on a 100km joy ride through suburban streets and along a highway in Richmond, Virginia.

The tank-like vehicle was allegedly taken from Fort Pickett, a National Guard military installation in Nottoway County, Southern Virginia, and then driven to Richmond by the man.

A number of videos of the police pursuit were posted on social media that showed the APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) as it reached speeds up of to 72km/h. At least six cars and a helicopter from the Virginia State Police were involved in the chase.

The chase lasted about two hours after the APC was allegedly stolen shortly before 8pm local time (10am AEST). The identity of the driver was not made immediately available and police did not reveal how he was able to allegedly steal the vehicle from the military facility.

No injuries or accidents were reported.

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