Police chase suspected carjacker in Downey area

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A police chase came to an end in Downey as a suspected carjacker surrendered to California Highway Patrol.

Police chased a suspected carjacker in the Downey area Monday afternoon.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department initiated the chase, but later gave the lead to California Highway Patrol.

CHP chased the vehicle in the Norwalk area, but as the pursuit moved into the Downey area, officers went into surveillance mode, backing off and allowing their helicopter to monitor the suspect.

The suspect driving in a white Lexus was seen making several erratic moves, such as speeding, driving on the shoulder of the 5 Freeway and making U-turns in the middle of the street.

The chase moved from the 5 Freeway to side streets and eventually into a parking lot in Downey.

The suspect pulled into the parking lot and exited the vehicle while on his cellphone.

As CHP patrol cars approached, the man tossed the car keys toward officers, knelled on the ground and surrendered.
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