3 Burglary Suspects Taken Into Custody After Wild Chase

EL MONTE (CBS) — Authorities were involved in a high speed chase on the Westbound 10 Freeway Wednesday afternoon.

The case began in Ontario around 3:45 p.m, according to CHP Officer Vince Ramirez.

Authorities believed a suspect was armed as he reached for something in his waistband.

Th e unidentified man is wanted for burglary, according to Stu Mundel reporting in Sky9.

During the chase, authorities tried to box the suspect in but on several occasions he squeezed his way in between cars and the breakdown lane.

After leaving the freeway, the suspect drove erratically on surface streets. At one point, he barely avoided colliding with a big rig. At another intersection, believed to be on Olympic Boulevard, he hit one car from behind.

Just after 4:15 p.m., the suspect pulled into a parking area.

Officers thought they were chasing one, possibly two men, but were surprised when three people got out of the vehicle with their hands raised.

The suspect was taken into custody without any resistance.

Police later said that all three men would be charged with burglary.

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  • Bill McCue

    I’m Glad No one got hurt in the pursuit but did Anyone see the Comedy after the pursuit had stopped?? At 4:20pm when the suspects gave up; the helicopter got an excellent shot of the parking lot with a statue of “SANTA CLAUS” on top of a near by building waving to all involved. Now that was funny!

    • ed

      where can we see the actual video of the chase

  • rankin1

    why is it always 3

  • Jose Cisneros Jr

    This was a bit exciting but yet dangerous having these guys fly by me over 50 mph on the streets!

  • Jessy blonde

    If you close up to the photo, you will see the 44′ waist line dude has black hair at about 5’2″ high, wearing pink lipstick, a possible gang sign in his right hand, a possible strawberry in his pocket. 3 persons got out of the car is nothing, I have seen 10 persons literally climbing out of a beatup Astro (6 overweights kids, 2 overweight parents, one midget mother, one pierced-lip cousin) at a Walmart parking lot.

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