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Suspects in custody following chase related to Lakewood carjacking

Lakewood Police said the incident is believed to have been related to a carjacking that left two women, ages 88 and 76, injured earlier this week.
Credit: Lakewood Police Department

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) on Wednesday afternoon said a pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies ended with two suspects and a vehicle in custody. 

The incident, LPD said, is believed to have been related to a carjacking that left two women, ages 88 and 76, injured earlier this week.

About 2:55 p.m., LPD identified the white Lincoln sedan that was stolen as part of the carjacking and assault that happened Monday. As agents attempted to make a traffic stop, the diver of the car sped away, eventually leading police on a pursuit through Lakewood, Denver and Englewood, LPD said.

The driver of the car stopped about 3:10 p.m. in the area of East Hampden Avenue and South University Boulevard and fled on foot from police. A male suspect and a female suspect, both in their 20s, were captured and taken into custody a short time after. An additional male suspect was also identified during the course of the investigation, LPD said.

Just after noon on Monday, LPD agents were called to the 400 block of Benton Street, which is near West 6th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, on a carjacking. When agents arrived, they found two female victims suffering from injuries, LPD said. 

Witnesses reported an 18- to 20-year-old man had carjacked the woman and left in the stolen car, running over one of the victims as he fled the scene, according to LPD. Both victims were taken to the hospital.

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Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported the incorrect ages for the victims based on initial information provided by police. Police sent an updated notice about the women's actual ages; the story has since been updated.

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