Robbery Suspects Fleeing Police Cause Multi-Car Crash In East Hollywood
Three suspects robbed a pedestrian and fled in a car through the streets of East Hollywood, ultimately leading to a multi-vehicle crash and a manhunt in the neighborhood.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, the trio reportedly jumped out of a car to rob a man walking near Normandie Avenue and Romaine Street, before hopping back in the car and driving away, according to KTLA. Roughly an hour later, an off-duty LAPD officer took note of the suspects' vehicle, a dark-colored Toyota Camry, for a traffic violation and alerted police to the vehicle.
Responding officers attempted to pull the car over, but the driver instead fled and a short distance later crashed into four vehicles at Normandie and Melrose Avenues, according to the L.A. Times. The driver and one passenger then jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The remaining suspect had to be freed from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and was then taken to the hospital for injuries. Two bystanders who were involved in the crash had to be transported to the hospital for injuries, though none were considered life-threatening.
LAPD set up a perimeter around the crash site and managed to catch one suspect at 2:30 a.m., followed by the driver at 5 a.m. The fleeing passenger was also taken to the hospital for injuries.
Inside of the vehicle, police told KTLA they found evidence of the robbery, as well as a firearm they believe was used in the hold-up.