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Residents held against will after burglars lead police on chase

A map indicates the area near State College Boulevard and Lambert Road in Brea where Huntington Beach police observed three wanted suspects burglarize a residence on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (Google maps)

November 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities are searching for three suspects who broke into a home in Fullerton and held residents against their will after leading police on a chase through Brea Monday.

While under surveillance, Huntington Beach police observed three suspects, involved in a series of burglaries, burglarize a residence near State College Boulevard and Lambert Road in Brea.

As detectives attempted to apprehend them, the suspects led police on a pursuit. Brea police chased the suspects who shortly abandoned their vehicle and ran southbound across Imperial Highway into a residential tract located in Fullerton.

Police officers from the Huntington Beach, Brea, Fullerton, and La Habra departments set up a perimeter on several nearby streets. A CHP helicopter was also called to conduct a search within the police perimeter to no avail.

After the suspects eluded officers, authorities received a phone call of a break-in from residents of a home in the 3900 block of Madonna Road. The burglars busted into their home through an unlocked door around 4:30 p.m. and held the residents against their will. It wasn't until they left that the residents' notified police.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6800, Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8811, or the Brea Police Department at (714) 990-7625.