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Police Apprehend Two Armed Robbery Suspects After Pursuit

LANCASTER (CBSLA) — Police apprehended two armed robbery suspects following a pursuit that ended in Lancaster Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department in Santa Clarita initiated the pursuit on the Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) at about 6:50 p.m. after deputies conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle briefly pulled over before fleeing as deputies approached the vehicle.

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The vehicle exited the Antelope Valley Freeway shortly before police deployed spike strips. The vehicle then stopped on West Tenth Street and Newgrove Street, at about 7:20 p.m. The driver surrendered immediately, however, a passenger in the vehicle ran through a parking lot and a few residential yards. Authorities arrested the passenger in a nearby backyard after a brief search of the area.

After detaining the passenger, police began to search for a weapon in the nearby area.

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