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Robbery Suspect Acrobatically Jumps From Roof to Roof During Police Chase

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    2 People Arrested After Jumping on Roofs During Pursuit

    A woman and man started jumping on roofs of neighborhood homes in Bell Gardens during a police chase. Beverly White reports on NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    A female robbery suspect was arrested after trying to flee police by climbing onto a building and jumping from rooftop to rooftop after a car chase ended Wednesday in Bell Gardens.

    The woman, identified as 21-year-old Amelia Manzano, was captured in a yard along with her passenger, a man identified as 23-year-old Edgar Acosta.

    The drama capped an 40-minute pursuit that wound through streets in East Los Angeles and Downey.

    The pursuit had some close calls as the driver sped in opposing lanes of traffic and narrowly avoided other vehicles driving through intersections.

    Robbery Suspect Acrobatically Attempts to Evade Police

    [LA] Robbery Suspect Acrobatically Attempts to Evade Police

    During a dangerous police chase, a robbery suspect jumps from roof to roof trying to get away from police. Beverly White reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    Police started the chase on a report of an attempted armed robbery around 4:40 p.m. near Union Pacific Avenue and Indiana Street in East Los Angeles, police said.

    The Lexus wove through traffic and ran red lights.

    The driver and passenger bailed out of the car about 5:10 p.m. when the driver could be seen scaling a roof.

    She jumped from one roof to another before jumping onto a third like something out of a movie before realizing there was no place to go, climbing down and surrendering to police.

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