Pedestrian injured in police pursuit

July 22, 2008 4:24:24 PM PDT
One pedestrian was hit when suburban police chased two suspects wanted for a string of violent crimes in the south suburbs. Two men have committed at least five armed robberies and several car jackings.

The victim was listed in serious condition at Christ Hospital. Alsop police, a number of other suburbs and the South Side of Chicago are on the lookout for the two suspects.

An officer recognized the suspects because of the vehicle they were driving. It was a black Infiniti reported stolen earlier in the day in Chicago. Other officers pursued it but lost track of it as it got onto I-57. That car struck a pedestrian near Halsted and 99th Street.

Several Chicago police officers were in pursuit at that time. The suspects, however, managed to get back onto i-57 and get away northbound. The same suspects are believed to be responsible for an armed robbery and a carjacking early Saturday morning in an Alsip parking lot.

"These are two individuals that have done a series of armed robberies in vehicle hijackings within the last several days. So, definitely there's someone we want to identify and take into custody as soon as possible," said Robert Troy , Alsip police.

Police have only a vague description of these two suspects, two young men in their 20s. As far as the car that they were driving, that Infiniti, police believe that they have probably ditched it already. They're trying to get as much information as they can and a description of these suspects so they can distribute it.


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