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Suspect taken into custody following police chase ending near Glendale Galleria

Suspect taken into custody following police chase ending near Glendale Galleria
A vehicle pursuit involving LAPD officers ended at the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday after a burglary suspect drove into the mall's parking structure to evade capture. (File Photo)

A person was taken into custody on Wednesday after a car chase that started in Van Nuys ended at the Glendale Galleria when a burglary suspect attempted to evade capture by driving into a nearby parking structure.

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The pursuit began around noon near the intersection of Hayvenhurst Avenue and Vanowen Street, when officers with the Los Angeles Police Department attempted to stop a black BMW suspected of being involved in a burglary, according to authorities.

The vehicle sped off, passing through North Hollywood and Burbank before the driver of the BMW entered into a parking structure at the Glendale Galleria.

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At least three people were said to be in the vehicle, according to LAPD Officer Carlos Zaragoza. However other officers gave conflicting reports regarding the number of suspects.

One person was taken into custody at about 12:50 p.m.

Glendale Sgt. Dan Suttles said Glendale police officers helped the LAPD in the search, and a perimeter was set up around the mall.

The city of Glendale Twitter feed reported that stores and restaurants at the Glendale Galleria remained open despite the police presence.

1:30 p.m.: This article was updated with additional information about an arrest being made in the pursuit.

This article was originally published at 12:45 p.m.

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