Fairfax District Burglary Suspect Leads Officers on High Speed Pursuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A burglary suspect led the California Highway Patrol and multiple police agencies on a pursuit from Los Angeles into San Bernardino County at speeds up to 150 mph today before the suspect abandoned an allegedly stolen BMW and his red shirt in a La Verne neighborhood and was eventually arrested.

The burglary occurred around 7:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue, according to Officer Rosario Cervantes of the Los Angeles Police Department.

A BMW was among the property taken, Cervantes said.

Multiple media outlets reported that the car was equipped with a tracking device that helped law enforcement locate it.

The CHP became involved in the search at 9:03 a.m., according to Officer Moises Marroquin.

The pursuit traveled eastbound on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway and then north on Interstate 15 into San Bernardino County before turning south and eventually winding up in the area of Sixth Street and White Avenue in La Verne at about 10:20 a.m.

The suspect stopped the car, which sustained rear bumper damage, and could be seen removing a red shirt and replacing it with a white jacket before running into the tree-covered neighborhood where La Verne police urged residents to remain in their homes and call 911 if they saw the man.

La Verne police reported at 11:41 a.m. that the suspect was found hiding in a rear house and taken into custody without further incident by CHP officers.

He was reported to be between 25 and 35 years-old.

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