Police Chase Robbery Suspect Leading Jeep Pursuit in West Valley Area

Police were pursuing the driver of a Jeep, who narrowly missed pedestrians crossing a street, in the West Valley area Wednesday. 

The driver, a possibly armed robbery suspect, led the Los Angeles Police Department on a chase on the westbound 101 Freeway before taking to the streets. 

The police went into tracking mode after the driver began traveling erratically on the road, almost hitting pedestrians in a crosswalk.

A female passenger jumped from the car at Hazeltine Avenue and Victory Boulevard. Police were searching for her at a nearby construction site after NBC4's chopper pilot spotted her running and notified the police helicopter. She was taken into custody a short time later. 

The driver later casually stepped out of the car and attempted to walk away with a hoodie on as the Jeep's tires were smoking.

After a quick jog around the area of Longridge and Victory, the driver surrendered and was taken into custody. 

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