Long Beach Police Nab Three Suspects Following Business Burglary, Police Pursuit

Police arrested three men suspected of burglarizing a Long Beach business early Thursday morning and fleeing from officers, they announced today.

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Officers responding to a call of a burglary on the 2400 block of Pacific Avenue at 4:50AM arrived to find three men running from the back of the business, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

One suspect fled from police in a vehicle, resulting in a short pursuit that ended when he crashed into a signal light pole at Willow Street and Magnolia Avenue. Arrona said he was taken into custody and transported by the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) to a local hospital with minor injuries sustained from the collision.

A second suspect was found hiding on a roof, she said. He was taken into custody without incident and treated at the scene for minor injuries he appeared to have sustained from scaling fences.

A third suspect was taken into custody without incident following a call at 7:30AM from a resident on the 2500 of Cedar Avenue who indicated “a suspicious person was seen in a neighbor’s yard,” Arrona said. Officers, who had just finished a search of the area and were beginning to clear the scene, re-established a containment perimeter around the 2500 block of Cedar and Chestnut avenues and called for air support and a K-9 response to find the suspect.

A fourth suspect remains outstanding, according to Arrona. All the suspects have been identified as only male adults.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call burglary detectives at (562) 570-7351.

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