Police capture carjack suspect after pursuit through Valley

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STUDIO CITY – A suspected carjacker reportedly driving at more than 100 mph led police on a freeway chase in the San Fernando Valley today before he abandoned his vehicle, ran across lanes and was finally captured, authorities said. The suspect, who was driving a maroon Toyota Camry, was going east on the Ventura (101) Freeway when he ran over a median near the junction with the 134 Freeway, then abandoned the car near Vineland Avenue, according to a live TV broadcast. The suspect, whose name was withheld pending booking, is suspected of stealing the maroon Toyota Camry during a carjacking in La Habra yesterday, said Officer Ana Aguirre of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section. The suspect ran into brush but was caught about 9:45 a.m. The chase started on eastbound 101 about 9:30 a.m. Helicopter news crews provided live coverage of the chase as the driver exited at Woodman Avenue, the got back on the freeway going west. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAfter a few miles, he exited and got back on the freeway headed east. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.last_img read more