first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A car thief led police officers on a brief chase, jumped from the moving the vehicle and escaped authorities on foot in Southampton on Thursday evening, Southampton Town Police said.Stony Brook University police spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen being driven on Montauk Highway near the college’s Southampton campus at 8:22 p.m., police said.When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect sped off, then jumped from the moving vehicle near the corner of Middle Pond Road and Dellaria Avenue in Southampton, police said.As the suspect ran away, the vehicle continued through the intersection, crashed through a split rail fence and drove into a mooring anchor post in the creek that connects to Middle Pond, police said.Suffolk County police Aviation Unit, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit and Southampton village police searched for the suspect, who got away, police said.The suspect was described as a man in his late teens to early 20s with a light complexion.Detectives ask that anyone with information about this case call the Southampton Town Police Department at 631-728-5000, the Southampton Town Detective Division at 631-702-2230, or the Crime Tips Hotline at 631-728-3454.last_img read more


first_imgRussia is relying too heavily on tourism from neighbouring nations and is suffering from an inability to attract western travellers, according to new research.Euromonitor International deduced that Russia has developed a poor image overseas, especially in markets such as the United States and western Europe after revealing that the Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan accounted for nearly half of all visitors in 2012.Issues surrounding security, infrastructure, bureaucracy and the quality of tourism products on offer were contributing factors to Russia’s poor international image.Positively, inbound tourism arrivals displayed solid growth last year, reaching 26 million.The new research also estimated that Russia will account for an additional eight million overseas trips by 2017.“The predicted growth in Russian outbound traffic is good news for the global industry, but the report shows greater support could be given to its inbound industry, especially to attract tourists form the large markets of the US and western Europe,” Reed Travel Exhibitions director World Travel Market Simon Press said.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Russia is too reliant upon neighbouring tourism.last_img read more