4 arrested after police chase ends with crash into Germantown home

GERMANTOWN (WPVI) -- A police chase ended in a crash Saturday morning.

Police say a 37-year-old man and three 14-year-old boys were taken into custody after back-to-back armed robberies in Burholme and Olney sections of Philadelphia.

The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. when police responded to a call for an armed robbery at 7-Eleven in Northeast Philadelphia.

According to police, multiple males wearing masks robbed the store at gunpoint, taking money and cigarettes.

The suspects fled the location in a gold Toyota Corolla.

Minutes later, police say the same group robbed a second 7-Eleven store on Water and Champlost streets.

While investigating, police noticed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police pursued the vehicle, which resulted in a crash into a home on East Wister Street.

Four suspects were apprehended at the crash scene.

A firearm was recovered from one suspect. Evidence from the robbery was also seen inside the vehicle.

One of the suspects was taken to the hospital after the crash.

Police continue to investigate.

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