Police: Alleged Car Burglars Weren’t Armed

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Scene of the manhunt Wednesday morning.


A manhunt for two allegedly armed car thieves stretched for over three hours Wednesday morning.

The chase started at 6:30 a.m. Police labeled the suspects as armed and dangerous because of a loaded handgun believed to be in the stolen car.

SWAT teams and K-9 units were called in to help try and find the suspects, who apparently had fled all the way to a South Oak Park neighborhood, near Christian Brothers High School.

A perimeter was set up, and residents were told to stay in their homes as the search continued.

Around 9:45 a.m., K-9’s led officer to a home where the alleged thieves were holed up. The two were taken into custody, positively identified, and then arrested.

Apparently, the gun was never in the car, as police discovered later. Elk Grove PD got a call from the owner of the gun saying that the gun was safely at home.

Police are looking into the possibility that the two may be involved in other crimes.

Alisa Becerra contributed to this report.