3 Detained on Suspicion of Residential Burglary After Pursuit Ends in Lynwood Area

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One adult and two juveniles were taken into custody after a pursuit ended in the Lynwood area Friday afternoon.

The driver in a pursuit surrenders in Lynwood on May 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The three were wanted on suspicion of burglary after investigators saw one of them force entry into a home in Cerritos through a rear door just after 12 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff’s official said.

A short time later, the person was observed leaving the home, near Bingham Street and Alburtis Avenue, and getting into a black Nissan Altima that had been parked nearby. The car quickly fled the neighborhood, deputies said.

After determining the home had been ransacked, the deputies at the home radioed other units for assistance in apprehending the group. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.

A dark sedan was traveling on the northbound 605 Freeway in the Norwalk area, and then driving erratically on surface streets about 12:20 p.m.

The car headed onto the westbound 105 Freeway shortly after that, speeding around other vehicles and driving over double yellow lines. At one point, the car went into a parking lot in Lynwood, later driving on the wrong side of the road.

Three people run from a pursuit vehicle in Lynwood on May 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

About 12:30 p.m., the car stopped and three people got out, running into a residential area near Long Beach Boulevard and Louise Street.

A young man who appeared to be the driver surrendered, lying down spread eagle in a driveway. He was quickly taken into custody without incident, as were two others.

Lynwood resident Christopher Moore, 23, was booked on suspicion of residential burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and felony police evading. He was being held without bail because he is already on probation for a prior felony burglary conviction, deputies said.

The two juveniles were booked and released to their families. A court date has not yet been set.

Detectives are still evaluating evidential material in the suspects’ vehicle and searching the pursuit route for any evidence or property that may have been left behind. The victims are also working to determine what is missing from their home, officials said.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this story. 

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