Two suspects still at large following pursuit that ended in LA’s Little Tokyo


LOS ANGELES — The search was continuing July 2 for two armed suspects who sprinted through a busy Little Tokyo marketplace at the end of a pursuit with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies that resulted in two car crashes.

Two other suspects were detained at the scene, authorities said.

The sheriff’s department became involved in the pursuit at 5:30 p.m. July 1, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Veronica Fantom, taking over from Gardena police.
Deputies recognized the car from a police chase in the Glendale area earlier in the week, Fox11 reported.

The white sedan, reportedly a Mercedes-Benz, led deputies northbound on the Harbor (110) Freeway before exiting in downtown L.A. and crashing into a car at First Street and Central Avenue.

Video also showed the car crashing into a Volkswagen Beetle and at least two to three suspects jumping out of the car and fleeing.

Two suspects bolted into the Japanese Village Plaza and deputies set up a perimeter to search for them, Fantom said.

The fleeting suspects caused pandemonium in the Little Tokyo marketplace and panicked customers can be seen running to get out of the way.

No injuries were reported.

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