Brea Police search industrial area for suspect in La Habra carjacking

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Police searched for a suspect who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle and then ran into an industrial area of Brea on Sunday, May 5.

Officers in Brea spotted a vehicle at 3:42 p.m. that had been involved in a carjacking in La Habra and attempted to pull it over, Brea Police Lt. Adam Hawley said.

The driver sped off, struck a curb near the intersection of Columbia and Puente streets, and abandoned the vehicle.

Police swarmed the area to look for the suspect. Officers continued to search for him, and were “clearing a large warehouse,” officials said in a Tweet at 7:33 p.m. At one point, officers believed the man had fled into a crawl space, Brea Police Sgt. Chris Haddad said.

A description of the suspect was not immediately available. Authorities did not believe he was carrying a firearm.

Details regarding the initial carjacking were not immediately released.

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