CHICAGO (CBS) — Three suspects are in custody and police are searching for a fourth involved in a hit-and-run crash and reported garage burglary in Elmhurst on Monday morning.
Police responded to a report of a garage burglary around 5 a.m. in the area of 600 Fay. When officers arrived, they attempted to stop two vehicles leaving the area. Both vehicles then fled the scene, striking a marked police squad car at West Avenue and Gladys. Police say several suspects then fled on foot heading eastbound on Freemont.
Police established a perimeter in the area, with help from K-9 units and surrounding police agencies, to begin to search the area.
Police say the suspects were located at: 463 W. North Avenue, North Avenue and Ridgeland, and in the 400 block of West Avenue.
Police recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects and are still looking for a fourth suspect who is believed to have left the area.
It is believed that the suspects may have been entering unlocked cars and garages in attempt to steal valuable item and cars with keys in the ignition. Police say the vehicles the suspects were driving were stolen from Villa Park and Elmhurst.
Emerson Elementary School and Churchville School operated under an emergency late start Monday; school began at 9:45 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police at (630) 530-3050.