ECHO PARK — Two armed suspects who held up Uber customers waiting for their ride crashed their getaway vehicle into an empty building after a brief pursuit early this morning, police said.
The suspects with a handgun walked up to the Uber customers at about 3 a.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street and told them to hand over their possessions, said Lt. Richard Parks with the LAPD Northeast Division. As police arrived on the scene, the victims saw the suspects in a Prius. Officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed into an apartment building under construction at Temple and Coronado streets in Historic Filipinotown.
One of the suspects was apprehended and a gun recovered from the scene, Parks said. The other suspect remains at large.
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