Burglary near LAUSD school reportedly leads to police car chase
Craig Clough | July 13, 2015
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A burglary near an LA Unified school lead to a police chase today, with another school being put on lockdown as the result of a search for the suspects.
Los Angeles school police notified the LAPD around 5:04 a.m. that multiple suspects were trying to burglarize Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School at 2302 Gramercy Place, according to ABC7.
However, LA Unified spokesperson Monica Carazo said the burglary actually occurred near the school at a residence and the suspects fled onto the campus grounds.
The suspects were spotted by officers in the 400 block of Fairfax Ave. around 5:11 a.m., which led to a seven minute police chase that ended near 24th and Western, according to Officer Jane Kim of the LAPD media relations section.
Two of the suspects were arrested in the car, but police had to set up a perimeter and search the area for thee more suspects who had fled on foot. The additional suspects were also arrested after the search, Kim said.
24th Street Elementary School was put on lockdown during the search, but is not clear if anyone was in the building due to school being on recess for the summer.
*UPDATED to include comments from Carazo clarifying the burglary was near the school