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Police apprehend suspects in Valley-wide pursuit

Posted: 3:53 PM, Mar 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-07 05:14:22Z
Police apprehend pursuit suspect in Phoenix
Police apprehend pursuit suspect in Phoenix

Multiple suspects are in custody after a Valley-wide pursuit on Tuesday afternoon. 

According to Phoenix police, officers had been searching for the first vehicle driven in the pursuit, an Audi, for the last several weeks as part of an armed robbery investigation. The car was also used in a commercial burglary, police said.

When officers located the Audi on Tuesday near 24th Street and Indian School Road, the suspects fled, initiating the pursuit.

Track the path of the pursuit in the map below.

At one point during the pursuit, the driver slowed down and a man jumped out of the vehicle near Dysart Road and Harrison Drive in Avondale. The suspect was later taken into custody in the area without incident, police said. 

A short time later, the driver pulled up to the intersection of 107th Avenue and Van Buren, where he carjacked a woman and took off in her white pickup truck.

Police said two people who were in the Audi when the driver carjacked the woman were detained by officers. 

The suspect then continued on in the pickup truck, heading east into Phoenix.

Air15 video showed the suspect bail out of the truck into an apartment complex near 17th Avenue and Hatcher.

Authorities converged on the complex and the suspect was safely taken into custody.

Watch aerial video of the chase in the player below.