Suspects try to swim from police after home invasion in St. Louis County

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Updated Thursday, May 29 at 10:07 AM

(KMOV.com) – Four suspects are in custody after they allegedly burglarized a north St. Louis County home, then led police on two separate chases Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, a woman and her granddaughter found four people burglarizing her home in the 2400 block of Center Drive in Jennings.

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Police say two of the suspects fled the scene and were later arrested in the same area.  The other two led authorities on a chase that ended near a series of lakes near Fairmont City, Ill.

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Those suspects fled the vehicle on foot near Interstate 70 and Highway 111. They jumped into into a nearby body of water and tried swimming from authorities before they were both arrested on the banks. 

Authorities say they found several pounds of marijuana in the suspects' vehicle. 

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