Suspects arrested following wild police chase in Phoenix
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A man is in custody Tuesday, following a wild police chase that ended near an apartment complex in Phoenix.
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According to police, the suspect was arrested near 1700 W. Mountain View Avenue, and it began near the 2400 block of E. Indian School Road.
According to police, officers had been searching for an Audi for several weeks, saying the car was taken in an armed robbery, and was then used in conjunction with a commercial burglary. The suspects, police say, fled when officers located the car.
The Audi was later abandoned near 107th Avenue and Van Buren, after a tire blew out. Video taken by SkyFOX shows the suspect carjacking a woman in a white truck, after running from the Audi.
"I didn't know what he was doing and once he tried my door handle it was locked," said the carjacking victim, identified only as "Shirley". "He was going to move on, but he backed up and smashed my window and unlocked my door from the inside, opened up. I got out and he took my truck."
According to police, two people were inside the Audi when it was abandoned, and both have been detained. That all happened about 10 minute away from a barricade situation that involved a fourth suspect.
"We have your friend, you just need to come out and end this," said police officers, in a video submitted to FOX 10 by a viewer. That suspect bailed out of the Audi prior to the carjacking, and that suspect, who was armed, was later taken into custody.
"I thought it was an umbrella, but they told us it was a semi-rifle," said Nora Garcia. "He ran down to 116. He's trying to get in. He's banging on the door."