Tri-City Gang Members Arrested After Car Chase

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:25am

SAN JUAN - Police arrested two Tri-City Bomber gang members after a long high speed chase thwarting a potential robbery.

Early Tuesday morning, an officer noticed two individuals, 18 year-old Abdon Bazan and 20 year-old Samantha Sifuentes, casing out two Stripes stores. Police say when the officer tried to pull over the vehicle they pair took off and police began the chase. The pursuit from San Juan to Mercedes ended when the two attempted to bail out of the vehicle but were apprehended. San Juan PIO Sgt. Rudy Luna stated, "They are going to go out there stealing, they are going to go out there burglarizing, robbing stores to get that money and what I do ask is for store owners to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity."

Police are charging Bazan with fleeing in a vehicle and evading arrest on foot, his bond was set at $250,000 dollars. Sifuentes is charged with evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm and her bond was set at $150,000 dollars.

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