One Taken into Custody After Robbery Leads to Police Chase

One person is in custody after a police chase ended in central Lubbock.
By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- One person is in police custody after he lead them on a chase into central Lubbock.

According to Lubbock police, the incident started around 45th and Avenue L around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, when the suspect pulled up next to another person, pointed a gun at him, robbed him, and then took off in his own car.

Police followed the suspect as he blew through stop signs and traffic lights, leading them down I-27, onto South Loop 289, and back into central Lubbock, until the suspect ditched his car around 43rd and Peoria. The male suspect then took off running, through alleys and even through one person's home.

Police were then able to take the man into custody, where he could face charges of robbery and evading arrest.

"I mean it was like all at once, all these cop cars started showing up," LaTonya Vasquez said. She watched from her front door as police found the suspect. "Crazy how it just ended up this spot, right here."

"It was an undercover cop car pull up, and they jumped out, and they ran straight into the neighbor's backyard," Vasquez said.

Neighbors in the area very quiet, and many told KLBK they heard something going on Wednesday afternoon, but did not want to look outside because they were not sure what was going on.

Vasquez said she was also concerned after she heard the suspect ran through someone's house. "It's really scary, because the back of our door sometimes, on the garage door, some people's garage doors are not that good, but i'm pretty sure with one kick, he probably could have opened it," Vasquez said.


Police have not released the name of the suspect as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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