Police Chase Felony Suspect from Burbank to Sherman Oaks; Search Continuing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A felony suspect who reportedly was under surveillance led police on a pursuit in a Mercedes-Benz sedan that went from the Burbank area to the Sherman Oaks Galleria, where the motorist drove into a parking structure and was being sought.

Los Angeles police officers began chasing the suspect about 9:30 a.m. near Glenoaks Boulevard and Cabrini Drive, according to the LAPD.

The suspect was wanted for a felony, possibly connected to a burglary investigation, and was being tracked by undercover officers, according to police and broadcast reports.

Officers in patrol vehicles, monitored by a police helicopter crew, followed the suspect on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway, and then on the southbound 5 Freeway, surface streets in the Granada Hills, Northridge and Encino areas, and the Ventura (101) Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area.

The suspect reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour during the chase, prompting officers to fall back and rely on air units, KTLA reported.

About 10:25 a.m., the suspect drove onto the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway, and then onto surface streets in the Sherman Oaks area. About 10:45 a.m., the suspect drove into a parking garage at the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

Police set up a perimeter in the area, and were looking for the suspect about a half-hour afterward, authorities said.

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