We've heard of families that do everything together, but this is ridiculous. Los Angeles police report that a couple took a 6- and 4-year-old along for an alleged, early morning robbery spree in the San Fernando Valley Monday.
The suspects hit a Rite Aid at 13333 Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks at 2:45 a.m. and a CVS Pharmacy at 17320 Ventura Blvd.at 3:00 a.m. before making a fatal error and targeting the International House of Pancakes at 15635 Ventura Blvd. in Encino a few minutes later. Police say a pair of California Highway Patrol officers had just walked in the door when an employee pointed out the male suspect and said he had a gun.
By that point the man had slinked out and hopped into a getaway car being driven by a woman. CHP officers didn't know the children were inside and gave chase. It was a high-speed sprint that ended quickly when the CHiPs used the "pit intervention technique" -- a.k.a. they plowed into the rear quarter of the suspect vehicle -- and spun the alleged robbers into submission.
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The pair was identified as William Farag and Nadia Redoble, both 28 of Van Nuys. They were each been booked on suspicion of robbery and were jailed in lieu of $150,000. The District Attorney's office will also be asked to consider child endangerment charges. The children were taken into protective custody.