Running gun battle leads to arrest of trio

Police engaged robbery suspects in a running gun battle Thursday from San Sebastian to Ciudadela 25 de Julio in Hatillo. The chase ended when a police patrol car struck the rear of the fleeing vehicle, said the Fuerza Pública.

One of the two men detained has a police record of attempted murder, aggravated robbery and carrying a weapon illegally, they said. A woman also was detained.

The robbery took place in Loma Linda de Paso Ancho Wednesday. The victim was a man who makes loans, police said. He called the emergency number 911.

The Fuerza Pública said that officers in a patrol car spotted what appeared to be the getaway vehicle in San Sebastián, which is where the chase began. Police said they were fired upon several times and that they returned fire. The rear window of the vehicle was blown out.

Police said that a weapon that appeared to have been ditched during the chase was recovered.carstopped032015

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