Police units on the ground and an LAPD helicopter in the air have been searching for a stolen vehicle suspect this morning near the Cypress Park Home Depot. Police have blocked off the area as they search for the suspect, who fled across the Home Depot parking lot and may have crossed into the nearby freeways, said Lt. Wes Buhrmester. Click on the link below for more details.
* Update: The suspect was in custody as of 10:40 p.m. “He was located in the area of the transition road linking the southbound Golden State Freeway to the southbound 110 Freeway” near Elysian Park, Buhrmester said. “He was located by an LAPD canine officer.”
Buhrmester provided more details about the search:
At about 8:30 am, a Northeast unit was following a stolen vehicle on Figueroa St., when it yielded in front of Home Depot, 2055 N. Figueroa St. The driver ran through the parking lot into the river bottom area with officers a distance behind. A containment was established fairly quickly, however citizens reported the suspect may have exited the river bottom and crossed over the Golden State Freeway, or the transition road from the southbound Golden State Freeway to the southbound Arroyo Seco Parkway (110). At current, the helicopter and numerous Northeast units are involved in a search.