LOS ANGELES – Four juvenile suspects are in custody in connection with a carjacking in South Los Angeles, police said today.
Police responded at 6 p.m. Thursday to reports of a carjacking involving a green Honda Civic.
At approximately 9 p.m. patrol officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Division located a vehicle matching the description of the Honda at a traffic stop, said an LAPD spokesman.
The suspects failed to stop, initiating a pursuit. The chase ended when the Honda slammed into a parked vehicle at 88th Street and Menlo Avenue, police said.
Six suspects were detained and a handgun was recovered from the car, according to police.
Of the four suspects who were taken into custody, one was arrested for felony evading and a second was arrested for receiving stolen property. Due to their ages, their names will not be released.
By identifying a social media application called ”Tagged,” Southeast Area Robbery detectives determined over the past several days robbery and carjacking suspects met potential victims on the application, then lured them to specific areas of the city where they are robbed at gunpoint of their property and vehicles, according to an LAPD release.
Police have identified two suspects in these carjackings: a female suspect between 16-20 years old and a male suspect between 17-20 years old.
Anyone with information related to these incidents is urged to call LAPD Southeast Area Robbery detectives at 213-972-7813. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or at lacrimestoppers.org.