A high-speed chase in Mountain Brook on Saturday ended with a vehicle crashing into the front of a popular jewelry store, police say.

In the early morning hours, a Mountain Brook Police Department (MBPD) officer observed a suspicious person and vehicle on Montevallo Road. The driver fled after noticing the officer, originating a high-speed chase through the Birmingham suburb.

The driver made it to Mountain Brook Village before losing control and crashing into Bromberg's storefront. 

Bromberg & Company is a family-owned jewelry store chain with multiple locations throughout the state. It has been in operation since 1836, when the first store opened in Mobile, and claims to be the longest-running business in Alabama. The Mountain Brook location opened in 1959.

After the crash, the driver fled into the store, where MBPD officers finally arrested him. 

According to the MBPD, the suspect sustained no injuries. The vehicle he was in had already been reported stolen, and he had warrants out for his arrest before the chase.

The MBPD said it intends to update the public when the suspect receives formal charges. 

Bromberg thanked the police officers in a Facebook post and confirmed that there were no employees or customers inside the building when the incident occurred. The jewelry store opened as planned the next day.

"As many of you know, a car chase ended with a crash into our Mountain Brook store," read the post. "Call it a Christmas miracle-we are open for business as usual! We'd like to thank the Mountain Brook Police Department, those that helped at the scene of the accident, and our community for their support. We are so grateful this accident occurred while the store was closed and our employees and customers were not inside."

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