Burglary suspects lead chase, ram sheriff’s vehicle in Douglas County

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Two armed burglary suspects led law enforcement on a chase early Tuesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said there were a string of burglaries along Academy Boulevard between midnight and 3 a.m., the sheriff's office said.

Two juvenile suspects dressed in black hooded sweatshirts and wearing red latex gloves used a pry tool to enter the businesses.

The suspects fled in a light-colored minivan within minutes of breaking in to the businesses, the sheriff's office said.

An officer spotted the vehicle and tried to stop it, but it fled at a high rate of speed.

Just before 3 a.m., the sheriff's office received a report of a burglary at a liquor store in Castle Pines.

When deputies arrived, a vehicle took off and there was a pursuit on Interstate 25 to westbound C-470.

The chase ended at Yosemite Street when the suspect vehicle rammed a sheriff's vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

The suspects were arrested and deputies recovered several items of evidence linking them to multiple burglaries along the Front Range.

The names and ages of the suspects weren't released because they are juveniles.

The sheriff's vehicle was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

One lane of westbound C-470 was closed for the investigation but it reopened at 5:30 a.m.