Two men were arrested in connection with an ATM theft at a store in Mira Mesa after they allegedly led officials on a short chase early Saturday morning. Police said a third suspect may still be on the loose.
The incident was first reported at about 4:30 a.m. at a Seafood City store located at 8995 Mira Mesa Blvd. by a gas attendant. The attendant reported three men outside the store with a U-Haul truck, according to San Diego Police Officer, Frank Cali.
The men reportedly smashed a glass window at the front of the store and then chained up an ATM machine before fleeing the store with it.
The suspects were later spotted going east on Interstate 8 at a high rate of speed by an SDPD officer, Cali said.
A pursuit began as the suspects continued to drive onto the southbound Interstate 15and later exited on Fairmount Ave and then onto Adline Dr. where they slammed into a construction fence, according to Cali.
The suspect's car landed in a construction area and at which point responding officers spotted on man fleeing the scene.
Once officers approached the vehicle, they reportedly found two of the suspects inside with the stolen ATM.
The two men were then taken into custody.
Sometime later police noticed a man who seemed to match the description of the suspect who fled the scene.
Officers later arrested the man, who Cali said was intoxicated.
It's currently unknown whether the man who was arrested was connected to the ATM robbery and police are continuing the investigation.