REPORTERS NOTEBOOK: “UNBELIEVABLE SCENE” AS L.A. COPS CATCH ROBBERY SUSPECTS AFTER CHASE

A chaotic scene in Los Angeles as cops catch suspected bank robbery suspects.

It was an unbelievable scene in Los Angeles today as cops caught some bank robbery suspects after a high speed chase. The chase was covered live on Los Angeles TV stations. An hour-long pursuit with four bank robbery suspects led authorities across Los Angeles County before finally coming to a close in South LA. The pursuit began in Santa Clarita after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies received a call of an armed robbery at a Bank of America in Canyon Country around 10:15 a.m., officials said. A pursuit then ensued with four suspects riding in a black Volvo SUV and continued along the eastbound 210 Freeway and then the southbound Pasadena (110) Freeway into downtown, where the driver was speeding through midday traffic.

At some point during the chase, two suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot in Sylmar. Suspects were seen dumping an unknown amount of cash along streets in Exposition Park. The pursuit ended around 11:20 a.m. after the black Volvo got into a traffic jam on Vernon, one block west of Vermont Avenue. Deputies approached the vehicle and removed two adult males from the SUV at gunpoint. The suspects were arrested. As the chase continued on the streets of Los Angeles, citizens stood in the streets encouraging the suspects to throw money at them. At times the suspects obliged.

Several pursuits have occurred over the past few days in the Southland. On Wednesday, a murder and robbery suspect was shot after leading police on an hour-long pursuit through downtown and surrounding areas. Officials called off a search for a man who led them on a high-speed car chase Monday night after he failed to yield for a traffic stop.

CBS Los Angeles and KABC contributed to this report.
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Posted September 12, 2012 by dmnewsi in Uncategorized

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