Auto burglary suspect in Industry arrested after chase

INDUSTRY — Deputies jailed a Hacienda Heights man Thursday who allegedly led police on a car chase after breaking into an SUV, authorities said.
Rodolfo Sanchez, 23, of Hacienda Heights was booked on suspicion of auto burglary and felony evading, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Wilson said.
A witness called police about noon to report seeing men breaking into a Cadillac Escalade SUV in the parking lot of Costco, 17301 East Gale Avenue, and stealing the third-row seat, Wilson said.
When deputies tried to detain the men, they fled in a 2006 Dodge Charger, starting a brief pursuit, the sergeant said.
At one point during the chase, a second suspect got out of the car and fled on foot, Wilson said. He was not found, and a further description was not available.
The chase led deputies down Azusa Avenue to the 60 Freeway, he said. The Charger exited the freeway at Hacienda Boulevard and become stuck in traffic, allowing deputies to take Sanchez into custody.
Wilson said the allegedly stolen third-row seat was recovered from the Charger.
Detectives are now investigating the possibility that Sanchez was involved in other area burglaries, he added.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Sanchez was being held without bail and was due for arraignment Monday in West Covina Superior Court.

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