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4 Suspects Arrested After Lafayette Vehicle Break-Ins

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) - A manhunt by law enforcement in Boulder County has netted two suspects who are accused of being in a group that broke into vehicles at a Lafayette apartment complex. The two males allegedly were with others who fired shots at witnesses, then ran from police. The incident began just after 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Lafayette police told CBS4 that at 4:10 a.m. residents at an apartment complex on the 600 block of Lafayette Drive reported four suspects breaking into vehicles. Those witnesses then started to follow the suspects. They believed that shots were being fired from the suspects' vehicle.

Shortly after the call came in, police arrived at the apartment complex as the suspects were leaving. Police followed the suspects until the car pulled off to the side of the road, where all four suspects ran. Officers caught two suspects, and two more ran into a field at Rock Creek Farm.

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Meanwhile at the apartment complex, crime scene investigators found shell casings and confirmed that the suspects indeed fired shots at the witnesses.

A perimeter was set up in a field at Rock Creek Farm to search for those suspects, which turned up nothing, and Highway 287 was closed in both directions until 10:40 a.m. during the search.

The two other suspects were arrested later in the morning in Arvada.

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