Three suspects have been arrested, accused of breaking into Target stores in Fenton and Brighton.

The Fenton Police Department said it was contacted by Target Corporate Security regarding three male suspects who had forced entry into the store at 3255 Owen Road in Fenton about 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 13.

Upon arrival to the scene, police saw the suspect vehicle - a black Malibu - exit the Target driveway heading westbound on Owen Road toward US-23.

Fenton police officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the Malibu accelerated its speed, police said.

A pursuit ensued, leading officers through Genesee and Livingston counties, police said.

Michigan State Police officers were able to deploy stop sticks near Faussett Road, which caused the Malibu to stop just south of M-59.

The three suspects fled from the vehicle, police said, adding one of them - a 17-year-old from the Grand Rapids area - was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

A search ensued for the other two suspects, which included using K9s and drone technology.

After several hours, the two remaining suspects - also from the Grand Rapids area - were taken into custody.

MSP reports the suspects will be charged with numerous charges by multiple agencies.

Police believe the teens are connected to a gang in Grand Rapids.

The vehicle the suspects were in was stolen out of Ottawa County, police said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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