Robbery suspect hits pedestrian during East LA chase

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Police are searching for a robbery suspect who struck a pedestrian after leading authorities on a chase in the East L.A. area. (KABC)

Police are searching for a robbery suspect who struck a pedestrian after leading authorities on a chase in the East L.A. area.

The suspect crashed near the intersection of Gleason Avenue and Velasco Street in Boyle Heights after leading California Highway Patrol on a chase.

The suspect, who police say may be armed, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into a residential area.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a perimeter had been set up as authorities searched for the suspect.

There were no immediate details on the pedestrian's condition.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates as they become available.
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