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Las Vegas police arrest 2 after they crash stolen car

Two people were taken into custody Thursday morning after police chased a stolen vehicle through the northeast Las Vegas Valley.

Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, a man armed with a handgun stole a white sedan from a gas station on the 900 block of Pecos Road, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield said.

The man had previously been seen in the area with another person in a different vehicle.

Police searched the area but did not spot the car until about 10:30 p.m., Hadfield said. When they tried to stop the sedan, it fled and police decided not to pursue it.

A little more than 12 hours after the initial report, police spotted the sedan again traveling erratically near Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road and attempted to stop the car. The driver attempted to flee but crashed into a sign on the corner of the intersection, Hadfield said.

Two people tried to run from the car after the crash but were taken into custody, he said. No one was injured.

He said it was not clear if the two arrested were involved in the robbery.

At 11 a.m., Hadfield said the intersection would remain closed for at least two more hours while police investigated.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0365. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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