TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Four men who police say stole ATMs from two Rite Aid stores in south Orange County were in custody Wednesday.
One of the ATMs, stolen from a Tustin Rite Aid, had a GPS tracking chip, which led Tustin police to two cars at a Chevron Station at El Toro Road and the Golden State (5) Freeway in Lake Forest at about 4 a.m., according to Tustin police officials.
The Cadillac was surrounded by police, and the two men inside were arrested. But the second car, a rented Dodge Challenger, took off and led police on a short chase before it stopped in the middle of the 5 Freeway near Oso Parkway.
The freeway’s southbound lanes were shut down while the two men in the car were taken into custody, police said.
A large amount of cash was recovered from both cars.