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2 in Custody Following Stolen Vehicle Pursuit From Whittier to Azusa

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Two people were taken into custody Thursday following a stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Whittier and ended at a Target store in Azusa.

Authorities followed a pursuit driver to a Target store in Azusa on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Authorities followed a pursuit driver to a Target store in Azusa on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

Authorities received a call about a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Mills Avenue in Whittier (map) at about 11:49 a.m., according to Sgt. George Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies began following the vehicle, but the driver evaded the patrol cars and the pursuit began, Suarez said.

Deputies stopped the pursuit and went into surveillance mode when the driver started driving recklessly, according to Suarez.

Authorities then followed the suspect to a Target store in Azusa.

Several patrol cars surrounded the store, located at  809 N Azusa Ave. (map), aerial video from Sky5 showed.

A man and a woman were taken into custody a short time later, Sgt. Kimberly Guerrero of the Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

The Azusa Police Department tweeted that police were completing their investigation and the store was open for business.