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Car-chase suspect caught after hiding for 2 hours in Glendale's Americana mall garage

February 1, 2010 |  1:55 pm

Police captured a car-chase suspect in the parking structure of an upscale Glendale shopping and residential center, but stores remained on lockdown Monday afternoon as detectives gathered evidence.

The suspect fled from the car after a police car chase and hid inside the Americana at Brand mall garage for about two hours as police searched for him. The man was one of three suspects who allegedly robbed a liquor store in the 2000 block of Glenoaks Avenue in Burbank shortly before 11 a.m.

Burbank police picked up the pursuit a short time later and followed their car into neighboring Glendale. The suspects' car crashed near the Americana shopping and residential development, and two suspects were immediately apprehended at the scene.

The suspect, who police said was armed with a handgun, eluded the tackle of one officer and then slid across the hood of a patrol vehicle to get away from another officer. He then sprinted down the street, pulling away from pursuing officers.

The suspect was found by Glendale police and turned over to police in Burbank, where the chase began.

-- Andrew Blankstein


Glendale's Americana development locked down as police hunt Burbank robbery suspect