RESEDA (CBSLA) — A second suspect in a carjacking and car chase has been taken into custody after a large police presence descended on a Reseda neighborhood
The chase started at about 4:55 a.m., when officers saw the white pickup truck at a gas station at Van Nuys Boulevard and Moorpark Street in Northridge, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.
The truck was reported to be carjacked out of Oxnard. The driver turned off the pickup’s headlights in an apparent effort to lose police, who remained overhead with a helicopter when units on the ground fell back.
The truck was seen driving at high speeds and blowing past red lights at several intersections. The two suspects inside the truck abandoned the truck and ran off in different directions near Wystone Avenue and Kittridge Street, just two blocks over from the LAPD’s West Valley station.
One was taken into custody just a few minutes later, but the second suspect was not immediately found. He was taken into custody at about 11 a.m. after a large response from the LAPD.
Their names were not immediately released.
Schools in the area remained open but on lockdown.
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