Published: Sep 29, 2010 3:41 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 29, 2010 12:41 PM EDT

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida authorities are looking for two women who robbed a man and then led police on a chase that ended with an officer crashing his patrol car into a light pole.

Maitland Police say two female escorts robbed a man who had invited him into his home early Wednesday morning. The man told police the women robbed him, then fled.

The Maitland police officer spotted the women's Ford Explorer and chased them, but he lost control and crash his patrol cruiser at an onramp to Interstate 4.

The SUV was later found abandoned in Orlando, about eight miles away.