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Police capture grand-theft suspects in Watts

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Police pursued grand-theft-auto suspects driving a late-'90s Chevrolet SUV Friday and captured them Friday evening.The SUV was heading eastbound on the 105 in the carpool lane, before ducking onto the shoulder, then exiting the freeway onto Central Avenue.

The suspect vehicle drove into the Compton/Watts area.

One suspect could be seen driving, but tinted windows prevented seeing anyone else inside the SUV.

On Mary Street, the SUV slowed and the driver jumped out of the still-moving vehicle and ran through yards in the neighborhood. LAPD officers on foot caught up with the suspect and detained him.

Officers found at least four other suspects inside the SUV. They were also detained.

No one was injured in the incident.