The Frankenmuth Police Department has released surveillance pictures and dash cam video as they search for several people after a chase ended in a crash.

"Total disregard for anyone's property or life," said Donald Mawer, the Frankenmuth Police Chief.

That's how Chief Mawer describes at least three criminal actions in this intense police chase.

It started on March 3, 2018, at 4:05 a.m. when Saginaw County Central Dispatch received a call of two suspicious vehicles in the area of Sunburst in Frankenmuth.>>WATCH: Police chase video that ends in crash<<

The caller told dispatchers that the occupants of the vehicles were walking around and looking into car windows and home windows.

"They were opening up car doors then taking stuff and removing them from the cars," Mawer said.

Frankenmuth Police officers arrived on the scene and found both vehicles on Genesee Street, near Parkview Court.

Police tried to stop the vehicles for questioning, but one left the road by driving through yards and took-off eastbound on Genesee Street.

"And there was a silver car they were getting into when leaving the scene," Mawer said.

Offices started chasing the vehicle on Genesee Road, which eventually turned into Frankenmuth Road as they entered Tuscola County.

Mawer said the suspects even crashed the car twice during the chase.

"They spun out, wrapped, and went into a field but however they didn't stop there," Mawer said. "They got back on the road. They got back onto Vancleve Road and went into the village of Tuscola and crashed again."

Police said the suspect’s vehicle lost control and left the road at high speeds on westbound Van Cleeve Road while trying to turn northbound on Bray Road.

When the vehicle crashed, the occupants ran off on foot and at this time are still at large.

Police believe the suspects were picked up by the second vehicle.

The crashed vehicle was reported stolen from the city of Saginaw, police said.

Police recovered a number of electronics and more than 250 rounds of 9mm handgun ammunition.

Mawer said he is worried the crew could be tied to a much larger crime ring across Mid-Michigan.

"We also believe that they are involved with some other crime in Saginaw Township and Midland city," Mawer said. "We're going to be meeting with other law-enforcement agencies tomorrow to discuss. We had approximately 10 auto larcenies complaints that night they are responsible for."

Frankenmuth Police have released surveillance video of three persons of interest they believe were in the stolen vehicle. They are also wanted for questioning after several vehicles were broken into and in connection with two additional stolen vehicles.

If you have any information, call Frankenmuth Police Department Det. Randy Flathau at (989) 652-3430 x161.

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