4:40 p.m. Friday - LAPD officers have taken into custody the two suspects who allegedly stole a car and crashed into another on Venice Boulevard before fleeing on foot.
The pair were reportedly sitting outside an apartment building at 3766 Canfield Ave. and a person called LAPD to let them know, according to @Venice311.
According to @Venice311, the pursuit started in Santa Monica, with Santa Monica College Police Department officers following the suspects, who allegedly stole the vehicle in North Hollywood.
When the suspects reached Centinela and Washington boulevards, LAPD Pacific Division took over the pursuit both in vehicles and with an airship. The suspects reportedly hit one vehicle as they traveled toward the Culver City area.
They then struck a second car on Venice Boulevard and Canfield Avenue, exited the vehicle and scaled a wall of an apartment building on Canfield Avenue and ran inside. A person inside the building contacted LAPD, saying the suspects knocked on his door asking for rubbing alcohol. When the residents refused to respond, the pair sat down in front of the door.
The pair surrendered without incident to K9 units and were positively identified by the Santa Monica College Police officer who initiated the pursuit, someone associated with one of the cars they struck, and two news reporters from KABC who were at the location.
The news crew just happened to be on the scene because they were covering , who was in the same area where Friday afternoon's pursuit took place.
At around 3:35 p.m. Friday, LAPD officers were seen in downtown Culver City in a car chase.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Patch at 4 p.m. LAPD officers were at "the end of a pursuit" in Culver City and that they are currently seeking two suspects in a grand theft auto incident.
The suspects reportedly jumped out of the car after crashing into another car at Venice Boulevard and Canfield Avenue. The area is currently on lockdown and police say they believe the suspects are armed.
Culver City Police told Patch the incident was being handled by the LAPD and Culver City officers were merely assisting LAPD in traffic control.
Patch will bring you more details as they become available.
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