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Suspects Identified in Palm Desert Jewelry Heist, Pursuit

Zaque Xavier Sykes, 27, Joshua Marquise Madison, 18, both of Compton, and Brandon Christian King, 20, of Los Angeles, were booked into the county jail. An unidentified 16-year-old boy from Compton was taken to Juvenile Hall.

Three men arrested following a Palm Desert jewelry store robbery and a chase that ended in Moreno Valley were identified Saturday.

Zaque Xavier Sykes,  27, Joshua Marquise Madison, 18, both of Compton, and Brandon Christian King, 20, of Los Angeles, were booked into the county jail.
An unidentified 16-year-old boy from Compton was taken to Juvenile Hall.

The robbery was reported at 3:48 p.m. Friday at  in the 73000 block of El Paseo, according to Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Angel Ramos.

Three men entered the store and one of the suspects allegedly took out a weapon, took some jewelry and fled in a red vehicle, Ramos said.

A deputy spotted the suspect vehicle on Cook Street and gave chase, he said.

Deputies pursued the suspects on Interstate 10 to Highway 60, where the suspect vehicle exited on Heacock Street and the men took off on foot in a neighborhood just before 5 p.m., he said.

Three men and the boy were taken into custody with the help of a sheriff's helicopter crew, officials said.

One of the suspects fought with officers, but no deputies were hurt, officials said.

The pursuit lasted up to 45 minutes, and reached speeds up to 100 mph.

The California Highway Patrol, the Gang Task Force and units from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Cabazon Station, Moreno Valley Station and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department air unit assisted in the pursuit.

The "gun" turned out to be a realistic replica, Ramos said.

Tony Ballew July 03, 2011 at 10:51 PM
This might be inappropriate but suspect Madison looks like a real punk in this booking photo!

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