Armed robbery suspect arrested after crashing during pursuit in Boyle Heights

A man suspected of armed robbery was taken into custody Thursday evening after rear-ending another vehicle while leading police on a pursuit in Boyle Heights.

Police began pursuing the man driving a blue SUV just after 8:05 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department

The suspect briefly entered the westbound 10 Freeway, but exited onto surface streets again and fled from police at high speeds.

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The SUV eventually rear-ended a dark-colored sedan on Soto Street near the 5 Freeway about 8:18 p.m. and the driver fled the vehicle on foot. He attempted to hide under a UPS big rig, but police officers quickly caught up to him and took him into custody.

It was not immediately known if the driver of the dark-colored sedan was injured in the collision.

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