3 nabbed after police chase ends near school

April 25, 2012 2:11:48 PM PDT
Neighbors in Massapequa awoke to sirens and screeching tires at four o'clock Wednesday morning.

One of the suspects was arrested after trying to jump a fence. The suspects crashed their car after leading Nassau County Police officers on a high-speed chase through two towns.

Just minutes earlier, the men were spotted stealing the tires off an Infinity in Wantagh.

The car came to rest alongside Vince Rigoli's house, which is less than half a block from Fairfield Elementary School. Streets in the area were closed by the police activity.

Police say one officer fired one shot at a suspect who was attempted to scale a fence, but no one was hit by the bullet. Authorities say that as soon as that shot was fired, the suspect gave up his attempt to flee and surrendered.

The tires were recovered by police inside the getaway car.

Detectives believe the men are responsible for several similar thefts in recent months. The owner of the Infinity was victimized twice.

Charges against all three are pending.

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