LIVONIA (WWJ/AP) – Three men suspected in a series of home invasions in Livonia have been arrested following a police chase.
Police say the chase followed break-ins Monday morning at two homes in the area of Wayne and Plymouth roads. A witness told police the suspects fled the area in a dark green Ford Taurus. According to police, a similar vehicle was reportedly used during additional home invasions on Sunday.
Police caught up with the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on I-96 just east of Farmington Road, but the vehicle “immediately sped up and fled.”
Police continued chasing the vehicle east on I-96 to Greenfield Road, where the Taurus exited and went south. At that time, officers were able to perform a pit maneuver, which disabled the Taurus. But the suspects, who weren’t ready to give up just yet, took off running.
One suspect was caught after a short distance. Police then established a perimeter in the area to catch the other two suspects. Livonia police, with assistance from Detroit, Redford and Michigan State Police, conducted an extensive search for the other two suspects, who were eventually found hiding in abandoned houses.
Investigators say several items stolen in Mondays home invasions were found on the suspects and inside their vehicle.
The three suspects, who are suspected in multiple home invasions over the past several weeks, are expected to be arraigned in the next couple days.
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