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DULUTH, Ga. -- A high speed police chase between two thieves and a Duluth officer had the sergeant dodging chainsaws in the middle of North Road in Duluth.

Duluth Police are working to enhance the video to get a better look at the faces of the two men caught on camera throwing stolen chainsaws at a police car.

They were seen leaving Howard Brother's hardware around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. An officer heard the store's alarm and investigated.

He chased the minivan to North Berkeley Lake Road. They drove on the road side of the roadway across Pleasant Hill Road and tossed the three chainsaws and a weed-eater.

The chase ended after about three minutes. The two men stopped at the end of Seagull Drive and abandoned the vehicle. They ran off in to the woods.

Police found nine weed-eaters and two more chainsaws in the back of the van. Some of it had been taken from a Tucker, Ga. hardware store in addition to Howard Brother's Hardware. The van had been reported stolen a few days earlier in DeKalb County.

The total cost of the merchandise stolen is almost $19,000. One of those chainsaws whacked the patrol car causing about $3,000 in damage.

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