3 burglary suspects nabbed after short police chase in West Adams area

WEST ADAMS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Three burglary suspects were arrested following the end of a police chase in the West Adams area Monday morning.

It all started around 5:04 a.m. when Los Angeles Unified School District police alerted Los Angeles police that multiple suspects were trying to burglarize Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School at 2302 Gramercy Place.

Shortly after the report, LAPD officers spotted the suspects' car, described as a Grand Marquis, in the 400 block of North Fairfax Avenue around 5:11 a.m.

A short chase ensued, lasting just seven minutes. The pursuit ended on the eastbound 10 Freeway at Western Avenue around 5:18 a.m.

Three burglary suspects were in the car. Two surrendered while one fled. That suspect was described as wearing a black jacket, a gray hoodie and jeans. He is believed to be 16 to 18 years old.

A perimeter was set up on nearby streets. Investigators called in K-9 units, which located the outstanding suspect.

Police said the 24th Street Elementary School was on lockdown during the search. But classes were not in session due to the summer and were not expected to resume until August.
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