Man, woman accused of robbing Sunglass Hut store in Lakewood lead authorities on wild chase

During the chase, the suspect drove at speeds ranging from 95 to 100 mph.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
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A robbery suspect and a female passenger were arrested Monday afternoon after the suspect led authorities on a wild high-speed chase through parts of L.A.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man and a woman accused of robbing a Sunglass Hut store in Lakewood were arrested Monday afternoon after they led authorities on a wild high-speed chase that spanned several Los Angeles neighborhoods, authorities say.

Officials tell Eyewitness News deputies were following the two suspects before they took off and pursuit ensued.

AIR7 HD was over the chase around 5 p.m. as the man was driving on the 105 Freeway in the Compton area.

During the chase, the suspect drove at speeds ranging from 95 to 100 mph, and there were several instances in which he sideswiped several vehicles.

While in the Compton area, the suspect sped through surface streets, running multiple red lights. The suspect's car ended up sustaining damage to front end after more than 30 minutes on the road.

Finally, after nearly an hour of erratic driving, the robbery suspect came to a stop beneath a freeway overpass in the Downey-Norwalk area.

That's when he and the woman jumped out into nearby neighborhoods.

AIR7 HD captured the suspect hiding behind a shed as authorities approached him.

Both suspects have since been placed into custody on robbery charges.