Police: Burglary suspects ‘tried to swim for it’

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Cameras were rolling as two burglary suspects tried to swim away from officers in downstate Illinois.

It happened Wednesday in St. Clair County near St. Louis.

Police say the suspects fired at officers and then drove their car into a swampy lake.

They abandoned the car and tried to swim for it.

Police caught up with the men on the opposite shore.

They’re accused of robbing several homes in the area.

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