Robbery suspect leads police on chase through Long Beach, Lakewood

An armed robbery suspect was arrested near Long Beach Airport after leading Los Angeles police on a dangerous chase that started in San Pedro, according to authorities.

The suspect, who was the only person in the car, started out on the northbound 110 Freeway in Wilmington before moving to surface streets driving at a high rate of speed, ABC7 reported. He then drove into the Long Beach area via the eastbound 91 Freeway, according to live footage of the chase, and exited onto surface streets into Lakewood and Long Beach.

The suspect tried to evade capture by driving on the wrong side of the street and squeezing past cars at intersections.

Footage showed the chase ending on East Carson Street before Clark Avenue in Long Beach after police officers performed a PIT maneuver.

The driver is in police custody, according to Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.