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Three people were in custody Saturday after two alleged arm robberies led to a pursuit that spanned seven Southern California freeways in two counties, police said.


A pursuit that spanned two counties and seven Southern California freeways ended in Westlake Saturday. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The incident began around 10:20 p.m. Friday after an armed robbery was reported at a gas station at the intersection of North Broadway and West 17th Street (map), according to Cmdr. Eric Paulson with the Santa Ana Police Department.

A second robbery was later reported in Santa Ana on the 2900 block of North Bristol Street (map), Paulson said.

Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle at a gas station in Buena Park shortly after the alleged robberies had occurred, according to Paulson.

One person was taken into custody at the gas station, but the other two fled the scene and a pursuit ensued, he said.

The pursuit, which began in Orange County, ended in Los Angeles County at the intersection of West Temple Street and North Occidental Boulevard in Westlake (map), Paulson said.

Two people fled the vehicle on foot and were caught a short time later, according to Paulson.

A gun was discovered inside the vehicle, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.