A driver led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase down Interstate 10 before he and two other suspects fled into Phoenix neighborhoods shortly after noon Friday and remain on the loose.
Goodyear Police Department said one suspect was wanted in approximately 12 kick-in burglaries and was known to have been armed in the past. Authorities said the main suspect is 25-year-old Bobby Agustin Ortega. Police said 39-year-old Thomas Carrico is an investigative lead in the case. Both are on the loose and investigators are also looking for a third person believed to be connected to several home invasions.
Lisa Kutis of the Goodyear Police Department said the men are wanted in 12 forced entry robberies in Goodyear starting about 11:30 a.m. Police saw the vehicle speeding and driving recklessly and it matched one they had been looking for in the case.
Goodyear police and Department of Public Safety officers began chasing the vehicle near Bullard Avenue and I-10. The vehicle reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before the driver and two other people ran from the car near the interstate and 16th Avenue.
One suspect ran into a neighborhood near 16th Avenue and Roosevelt Street south of the freeway. Another suspect reportedly ran into a neighborhood near 16th Avenue and Culver Street, north of the freeway. There was no word on the location of the third suspect.
Police officers and a search dog went house-to-house looking for the suspects.
Kutis said as of Friday afternoon, no one is in custody. The main suspect is known to display a firearm in the robberies where he kicks in the door of the home.