Home invasion suspect arrested after crash near Main and Owens


One of two suspects is in custody after they forced their way into an elderly man's home.

They led police on a chase that ended in a violent crash.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the two suspects ransacked the man's apartment near Sahara Avenue and Lindell Road while armed with handguns.

The suspects stole the man's wallet and ring.

LVMPD detectives found and attempted to stop the suspects' car, but the suspects fled the scene. Officers gave pursuit until a police helicopter began following the vehicle.

According to LVMPD, the passenger fled the vehicle near City Parkway and Bonanza Road. The driver continued driving at high speed until he crashed into a Volkswagen near Main Street and Owens Avenue.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Nick Samanie, said he saw police vehicles coming fast before he was hit by the suspect's fleeing vehicle.

"He hit me pretty hard because he was going really fast," said Samanie. "When he hit me, it stopped me from going any further."

Aside from a sore wrist, Samanie walked away uninjured. The suspect attempted to run from the scene but was quickly captured by police.

The second suspect, who ran from the car during the chase, has not yet been located.

LVMPD believes that the suspects are responsible for multiple robberies that took place throughout the valley over the course of a month.

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