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4 suspects escape after wild police chase from Arlington to DC

The suspects are wanted for an armed robbery in Arlington.

ARLINGTON, Va. — A daring escape attempt by four armed robbery suspects cut a high-speed path through Arlington and D.C. Friday morning.

According to Arlington Police, officers responded to the 1200 block of S. Ross Street after reports of a burglary and armed assault. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle less than two miles from the scene of the crime and attempted to pull over the vehicle.

The police pursuit was captured by at least three different cameras: on Glebe Road at 2nd Street in Arlington, on Route 50 at Irving and again on I-395 heading past the Pentagon towards the 14th Street Bridge.

The first camera captured the vehicle leaping into the oncoming lanes of traffic to avoid cars stopped at a traffic light as multiple patrol cars give pursuit. 

A half-mile away as the suspect car barrels down Route 50, an officer is seen crossing multiple lanes of traffic in an attempt to deploy spike strips to try and flatten the tires of the suspect's car. The attempt was not successful and the suspects continued.

Four miles away, the vehicle is captured on a camera operated by Dave Statter, a former WUSA9 reporter and local blogger. That camera captured the suspects driving at high speed in the rain northbound on I-395 passing the Pentagon and heading into D.C. on the 14th Street Bridge. The suspect's car can be seen darting in and out of traffic in an attempt to evade officers. 

Ultimately, the pursuit was terminated on I-695 in Southeast D.C., according to a news release from Arlington Police. 

"The preliminary investigation indicates this is not a random attack," reads the news release. 

The suspects are described as two black males and two black females all in their early 20's.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Arlington County Police Department’s Homicide/Robbery Unit at 703-228-4180 or ACPDTipline@arlingtonva.us

Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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