Suspect at large following ATM theft in Tierrasanta

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – One man was in custody and another was being sought
following an ATM theft in Tierrasanta that led to a high-speed pursuit across
several San Diego neighborhoods early Friday.

The incident began shortly before 4 a.m. at the Circle K convenience
store at Santo Road and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, according to San Diego
police Officer Frank Cali.

An officer saw an ATM in the parking lot and a Toyota pickup pulling
out, prompting the pursuit, Cali said.

The chase went across interstates 15 and 8, several side streets and
Pacific Highway. Along the way, a safe fell out of the back of the pickup on
the onramp to southbound Interstate 15 at Balboa Avenue, Cali said, adding both
it and the ATM were later recovered.

The pursuit ended in the 1500 block of Morena Boulevard after a spike
strip disabled one of the pickup's tires and two people inside bailed on foot.
The driver was arrested quickly but his passenger got away, Cali said.

An extensive search of the area failed to turn up the passenger. Cali
described him as a black male, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 and 160 pounds, last seen
wearing a dark hoodie with a light colored shirt underneath and dark jeans.

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