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Standoff with suspected car thief ends

February 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
An hours-long standoff between West Covina police and a suspected car thief finally ended Monday morning after the suspect gives up. The man led officers on a slow-speed chase. The suspect, identified as Gary Cogburn, sat in a car on Lark Elle Ave. at Bridger St. in West Covina. Police say Cogburn stole the car in El Monte and that it may belong to someone Cogburn knows.

The chase began Sunday night about 10 p.m. The standoff ended about 5:30 a.m.

No one was injured.


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