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A man suspected of robbing a pregnant cashier at gunpoint evaded police in a getaway car and on foot for several hours Monday before he was finally caught hiding in a stairwell at the Americana at Brand.
The man, whom police did not identify because they said it would compromise an ongoing investigation, and two accomplices led Burbank police on a high-speed car chase after he allegedly robbed a liquor store on North Glenoaks Boulevard at gunpoint.
The pursuit ended when the car crashed on Colorado Street near a side entrance to the Americana. Despite being hit by a police patrol car, the man fled on foot across the Americana green and into the multistory parking garage, where he evaded dozens of officers for about two hours.
The two accomplices, a man and a woman, were arrested at the scene of the car crash. Police declined to give their identities Monday.
Glendale and Burbank police set up a perimeter around the mall and closed several streets to traffic as SWAT and canine teams tracked the man to a stairwell in the parking structure.
“They picked up his scent right where he jumped out of the car,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
Burbank police chased the car after the man allegedly robbed the GlenMar Liquor store in Burbank at gunpoint. He may be responsible for a series of recent armed robberies in Burbank, police said, including a robbery at GlenMar on Jan. 22. If he is linked to the robberies, about four or five of them in the last two weeks, he could face 10 to 15 years per charge, police said.
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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States (load item map)
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