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Police chase burglary suspect in LA area


SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Police chased a driver on freeways and side streets in Los Angeles County Friday before finally arresting a man at gunpoint outside a Sherman Oaks mall.

The chase started after 10 a.m. Friday morning. A driver in a dark-colored sedan was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic, with no police cars close behind. A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter was tracking the driver, who was suspected of burglary, KTLA reported.

Around 10:45 a.m. the driver could be seen pulling into a large parking area at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The LAPD helicopter continued to circle the area, but the driver wasn’t easily visible from the sky.

A short time later, police could be seen pulling into a narrow driveway between apartments and the mall. They held a person at gunpoint as they lay on the ground, then handcuffed the man and led him to a police car.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the man was believed to be the driver of the car or if officers were still searching for other people.

We will update this developing story as we learn more.

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