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Police use spike strips to stop wheelchair-bound armed robbery suspect

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 20:17:44-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A wheelchair-bound robbery suspect led police on a chase through downtown San Diego Tuesday night.

It started after the man was confronted by a Kmart worker for stealing several items, KGTV reports.

That's when he reportedly pulled out a gun and took off.

Officers were called and attempted to stop the van in San Diego, but the driver led police on a chase through parts of the city.

"An SDPD helicopter also assisted in the pursuit, which ended in the parking lot of SDPD headquarters near downtown San Diego," KGTV reported.

Authorities used spike strips to help bring the wheelchair accessible van to a stop.

Police quickly handcuffed the gun-toting suspect and took him into custody after he surrendered.