Gunman Allegedly Steals Car, Evades Police

SANTA FE SPRINGS (CBS) —A gunman accused of stealing a car and evading police for about five hours in Santa Fe Springs was arrested Monday.

The car, which was allegedly stolen around 8 a.m., was equipped with a LoJack system. That device helped the California Highway Patrol initially find the vehicle.

However, the suspect managed to flee and led police on a brief chase, which ended on Claymore Street near the 605 and Telegraph Road.

KCAL9’s Sky9 watched as CHP and Whittier police set up a perimeter search around one of the homes on Claymore.

The search lasted several hours, but the suspect was finally taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. at the home of a relative, according to reports.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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