Police Pursue, Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects After Botched Gas Station Heist

Two armed robbery suspects were chased down by cops after a botched gas station heist in Glendora early Saturday.

They were apprehended after a short pursuit which ended when the getaway car smashed into a vacant home that is under construction at the corner of South Grand Avenue at around 12:30 a.m, Glendora Police Department said.

Moments earlier one of the suspects had allegedly attempted to rob the nearby Mobil Gas Station on 540 West Route 66 at gunpoint, but fled the scene when the clerk fought back.

A Glendora Police cruiser was driving past and the worker managed to flag it down, and informed the officers the getaway vehicle was parked across the street.

They attempted to stop the vehicle, however it sped away before crashing into the house during the pursuit. The property sustained no major damage.

One of the suspects was taken to the hospital for treatment to minor cuts and bruises, and is now in custody.

Both suspects will be booked for armed robbery, and felony evading with possible further charges added    

Police said a loaded handgun was recovered inside the crashed vehicle after the pursuit ended.

The clerk was not injured and there was no financial loss. 

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