Suspect captured in Santa Fe Springs

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(CNS) – A suspect allegedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint today in Santa Fe Springs and eluded police for about five hours before being taken into custody.

The suspect, whose name and age were not immediately available, was arrested at 1:27 p.m. at the home of a relative, according to reports from the scene.

The vehicle stolen at 8:09 a.m. was equipped with a Lojack tracking device, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Armando Perdomo. The device was used to locate the vehicle, but the suspect managed to get away from officers after leading them on a brief chase.

He was arrested during a perimeter search conducted by CHP and Whittier police officers, who patrol Santa Fe Springs, with the help of a police dog, focusing on an area in the vicinity of Houghton Avenue and Claymore Street, said CHP Officer Monica Posada.

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