Suspected Burglar Leads Police on High-Speed Chase

The pursuit began on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and ended on Morena Boulevard in Bay Park

By Corinne Meyerson and Sherene Tagharobi
|  Friday, Apr 18, 2014  |  Updated 8:25 AM PDT
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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.

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.
 

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