A gunman who tried to hold up a driver has been arrested after he crashed his own car in a four-vehicle crash while chasing his fleeing victim.
As he sped after the victim’s car, he smashed into its rear, triggering a traffic snarl-up in Los Angeles, California.
A second female suspect is being hunted after she also fled on foot.
In a statement obtained by Newsflash, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said on 25th April: “The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) Follow Home Task Force identified and arrested one of the suspects responsible for an Attempt Robbery near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Melrose Avenue.
“Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the other suspect, as well as locating any additional victims.
“On April 16, 2022, around 3:45 p.m., the victims were in a white Audi, stopped in traffic on Highland Avenue near Melrose Avenue. The suspect vehicle (a black 2020 Alfa Romeo SUV) pulled alongside them.
“The driver pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded that they pull over and give them their property. The victim tried to flee by driving away but got stuck in traffic.
“The suspect followed and collided with the rear of the victim’s vehicle causing a four-vehicle collision.
“The suspects exited their vehicle and gathered their own belongings before fleeing the scene on foot. The suspects’ vehicle was left at the scene.”
The LAPD stated: “On April 19, 2022, around 10:25 a.m., detectives located the suspect, 23-year-old, Cyree Jamal Carter in the city of Long Beach. A short pursuit ensued.
“Carter crashed the vehicle, fled on foot, and dropped a gun. He was eventually taken into custody without further incident and the gun was recovered.
“Carter was arrested and booked for a Ramey warrant for Attempt Robbery. He is a resident of Inglewood and his bail was set at USD 500,000.
“On April 21, 2022, the District Attorney’s Office filed one count of 664/211 PC- Attempt Robbery, two counts of 245(b) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and one count 245(a)(1) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon (vehicle).
“After filing, the bail was reduced to USD 230,000. Carter posted bond and was released from jail.
“Detectives are seeking information leading to the identity of the second suspect in this case. She was described as a female Black, early twenties, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds.
“Anyone with information about this incident, additional incidents involving these suspects, or for more information, is asked to call the Follow Home Robbery Task Force at Robbery-Homicide.
“Anyone with information or video regarding these incidents is urged to contact Detective Moreno and Detective Vargas.
“Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers.”
The investigation continues.