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Tampa police helicopter chase ends with four burglary suspects in custody

TAMPA — Police arrested four burglary suspects after a helicopter chase Wednesday afternoon.

About 1:28 p.m., police said a woman called 911 when she saw people breaking into a neighbor's house.

Police, already patrolling the area, arrived less than a minute later and spotted a man in 2010 red Ford Mustang reported stolen from Tampa International Airport, authorities said.

Police identified Sergio Egido as the getaway driver for three other men, Raudel Deltoro, 17, Juan Borrejo, 39, and Ariel Caballero, 17.

Egido was taken into custody while the three other men took off in different directions. A helicopter soon joined the search.

The men were spotted running through woods near the scene, police said.

Deltoro, Borrejo and Caballero eventually were caught and still had stolen property with them, police said.

During a search, police found a loaded handgun and two watches stolen from a house in the 2900 block of West Henry Avenue. Police found a laptop and digital camera in the victim's backyard.

Police also found video games and jewelry in the back of the stolen vehicle.

Detectives are investigating whether these men were involved in other recent burglaries in the area.

Egido faces charges of grand theft auto, burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and driving with a suspended license.

Deltoro faces charges for armed burglary, grand theft, violation of probation and resisting arrest without violence.

Borrejo and Caballero face charges for armed burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. Borrejo also faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

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Tampa police helicopter chase ends with four burglary suspects in custody 09/02/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010 3:42pm]
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