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Fleeing vehicle hits pedestrians after burglary

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jan 15, 2016
LATEST UPDATE: A teenage boy in the right place at the right time helped put police on the trail of four burglary suspects who crashed into three pedestrians Friday.
Omar Torres, 13, saw the men carrying televisions out of his neighbors' house. He quickly called the police.
"If I never called, who knows what could have happened?" he said. "It's scary to know that people are doing this around here in our neighborhood."
UPDATE: There were a total of 6 people transported in this incident. 3 of the people transported were suspects. The other 3 were pedestrians. All of the individuals have non life-threatening injuries.
A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Friday afternoon near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Rancho Drive.
According to police, a vehicle that is believed to be connected to a burglary was fleeing from them when the vehicle hit a pedestrian and crashed.
The incident began shortly after 1 p.m. A caller reported seeing several men leaving a home on Compass Rose Way with a variety of items. The caller did not believe the men lived in the home.
Police officers attempted to stop the vehicle believed to be connected to the alleged burglary near Alexander and Rainbow Boulevard. The vehicle sped away. Police were not pursuing the vehicle when it hit the pedestrian and crashed. 
It is not known if anyone in the vehicle was injured. 
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