County police recovered a stolen handgun and a stolen car but lost two suspects yesterday morning after a foot chase near the Greentree apartments, county police said.
The 9mm semiautomatic pistol was reported stolen in Prince George's County. The car, a Ford Escort, had been reported stolen from Howard County
Police had gone to the 8000 block of Winding Wood Road about 3 a.m. Thursday to investigate a report of two men looking into cars on the parking lot. They spotted the men beside a Ford Escort and followed them on foot to Winding Wood Road and Green Branch Lane.
The men fled when the officers ordered them to stop, police said. Other officers and a K-9 unit joined in the search, but could not find the suspects, police said.