A man suspected of stealing an ATM led police on a high-speed pursuit from Clairemont Mesa Boulevard to Morena Boulevard before surrendering. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports.
Police took a man into custody Friday morning after he led officers on a high-speed chase through San Diego at speeds of up to 120 mph.
The pursuit began just before 4 a.m. at the Circle K gas station on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Tierrasanta, where an officer said he witnessed an ATM burglary taking place.
The ATM was left behind in the parking lot, but a floor safe police also believe was stolen from Circle K fell out of the suspects’ maroon Toyota pickup truck near Interstate 15.
The chase spanned several side streets as well as I-15, Interstate 8 and Interstate 5.
Police said spikes were deployed near Old Town San Diego but the suspect continued driving erratically until finally pulling over in the 1500-block of Morena Boulevard in Bay Park. Police said the driver surrendered and was taken into custody, but a passenger took off on foot.
Officers set up a perimeter and searched for the second suspect with the help of K-9 units and a Border Patrol helicopter, but were unable to immediately locate that passenger, who remains outstanding.