UPLAND (CBSLA.com) — A pursuit Thursday on the 210 Freeway ended with an armed Upland man holding a gun on a robbery suspect until deputies arrived.
KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz spoke to residents of the neighborhood Thursday evening who said they also had guns at the ready.READ MORE: LA County COVID Vaccination Sites Focusing On Equity, Access
“The sheriffs did their job. They told us, ‘Arm yourselves, get in the house everyone out here.’ We’re ready to go. The guy just picked he wrong street for sure, and we got him,” said Trevor McMullen.
It was a wild and crazy scene in the middle of a cul-de-sac in a quiet area that normally doesn’t get action like this.
“So, I was out back barbecuing and the helicopter flew over and I went out to see what is going on. The deputies told me to go inside and lock up and so I came inside and locked up and went out the front to see what was going on,” said a man named Dennis.READ MORE: Storm Brings Hail, Wet Driving Conditions To Southern California
Moments later, the suspect in a white shirt and shorts was in custody.
The suspect didn’t like deputies touching his braids, so a witness could get a good look at him.
Authorities told Cruz the witness did positively identified the suspect wanted on suspicion of grand theft as the man accused of robbing a cellphone store in San Dimas.MORE NEWS: LA Schools To Resume Outdoor Sports; Participants Required To Wear Masks, Undergo Weekly COVID Testing
Police are still looking for a second suspect who fled in the car.