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Car-theft suspect arrested after pursuit

May 3, 2011 |  9:48 am

Pursuit

Los Angeles police used a bean-bag round and batons Tuesday to break out the windows of a car and arrest a suspected vehicle thief after a pursuit in Boyle Heights and the San Gabriel Valley.

Officers initially tried to stop the white sedan and later learned it was a stolen car. With helicopter support, they pursued the man through Boyle Heights, Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino and Pasadena.

The chase ended in a suburban driveway when officers hemmed in the suspect. They fired a bean-bag round through the driver's window, and an officer broke out the rear passenger-side window.

Officers then opened the doors and dragged the man from the car.

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Photo: A car-theft suspect is held by LAPD officers after a pursuit that stretched through Boyle Heights, Alhambra, San Gabriel, San Marino and Pasadena. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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