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LAPD Tackles Pursuit Suspect, Two Others Arrested Outside Culver City Mall

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The Los Angeles Police Department arrested three people who led a pursuit through the LA area, ending outside a Westfield mall in Culver City Saturday afternoon.

Two men and one woman were in the black vehicle seen speeding through the northbound 405 and then heading to the mall where they abandoned the vehicle.

LAPD officers ran in after them and tackled one of the female suspects to the ground at the entrance of a Macy's store.

The other two suspects were later found and taken into custody.

“I just saw a bunch of police officers running into JC Penney,” said Samantha Arun, a witness at the scene. 

The third person was caught at JC Penney.

“What he tried to do was try to camouflage himself within the customers that were already there,” said Sgt. Felicia Robinson with the LAPD. 

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The black BMW the three bailed out of was left in drive and hit an SUV in the parking lot.

Police say the three people, an adult and two juveniles, were wanted in a bait and switch prostitution robbery in the Newton area. 

It is not clear if any of the people were armed.

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