Happening now! A high speed chase came to an end after the suspects threw tons of CASH from their speeding getaway car! Now an angry mob has encircled cops! Reports say the crowd is throwing rocks and bottles!
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An hour-long pursuit with four bank robbery suspects led authorities across Los Angeles County before finally coming to a close in South LA.
The pursuit began in Santa Clarita after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies received a call of an armed robbery at a Bank of America in Canyon Country around 10:15 a.m., officials said.
A pursuit then ensued with the suspects riding in a black Volvo SUV. It continued along the eastbound 210 Freeway and then the southbound Pasadena (110) Freeway into downtown, where the driver was speeding through midday traffic.
At some point during the chase, two suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot in Sylmar.
Suspects were seen dumping an unknown amount of cash along streets in Exposition Park.
The pursuit ended around 11:20 a.m. after the black Volvo got into a traffic jam on Vernon, one block west of Vermont Avenue.
Deputies approached the vehicle and removed two adult males from the SUV at gunpoint. The suspects were arrested while a large crowd surrounded the scene.
Several pursuits have occurred over the past few days in the Southland.
On Wednesday, a murder and robbery suspect was shot after leading police on an hour-long pursuit through downtown and surrounding areas.
Officials called off a search for a man who led them on a high-speed car chase Monday night after he failed to yield for a traffic stop.