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Police say the St. Paul couple, who were arrested after a car chase, are suspects in more than 20 cases.

Two St. Paul residents arrested Tuesday night after a 45-minute car chase that crossed the Twin Cities are suspected of more than 20 robberies and car thefts across three counties, police said.

Cashon Jason Wertman, 18, and Nautica Alaha Argyu, 19, were arrested outside their home on the 1700 block of East Maryland Avenue in St. Paul after authorities staged a roundabout pursuit in half a dozen metropolitan areas, according to a press release. Wednesday night, St. Louis Park Police Department.

The press release said SLPPD investigators launched a search for Wertman and Argu after identifying them as suspects in a January 15 robbery in which they allegedly threatened to shoot a female motorist before taking her keys and driving off in her car.

According to the report, investigators ultimately linked the pair to seven aggravated robberies, 13 simple robberies, one attempted simple robbery, and one auto theft. In addition to St. Louis Park, these incidents occurred in White Bear Lake, Roseville, Richfield, Brooklyn Center, Woodbury, Columbia Heights, Plymouth, Edina, and Egan.

St. Louis Park Police on Tuesday sent a notice to other nearby law enforcement agencies about the probable reason for Wertman and Arg’s arrest, prompting Ramsey County sheriff’s deputies to look for the couple at an address on Maryland Avenue.

Deputies found them around 6:15 p.m. near their home in a silver Audi TT that was reportedly stolen on January 16 and tried to stop the car, the press release said.

Wertman and Argu hid from authorities for about 45 minutes before returning to the Maryland Avenue residence on St. Paul’s East Side, where they were arrested.

Press releases say the cases will be referred to the Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties prosecutors, where decisions on the charges will be made.

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