RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (KABC) -- A car thief was taken into custody after leading police and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit from the Sun Valley area to San Bernardino County in a stolen Budget rental truck.
The truck was stolen at Sheldon Street and San Fernando Road at about 1 p.m., Los Angeles police Officer Nuria Vanegas said. The victim had left the keys in the vehicle.
A chase then ensued. The suspect, who has not been identified, led officers onto various freeways, including the eastbound 134 Freeway and the eastbound 210 Freeway.
A washer machine could be seen in the back of the truck, which had its roll-up door open.
CHP officers took over the pursuit near Rosemead Boulevard in the unincorporated Pasadena area.
The suspect then led officers to San Bernardino County. CHP officers successfully deployed a spike stripe near Day Creek Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga, and the tires on the stolen truck quickly flattened.
The driver came to a stop on a transition road to the northbound 15 Freeway in Etiwanda.
As officers approached the vehicle with a K9, the male suspect opened the door of the truck and surrendered without incident.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Budget rental chase suspect taken into custody
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