After a winding chase through Antioch and Oakley, Antioch police arrested an armed robbery suspect early Friday morning, police said. Antioch police officers were called to a Chevron gas station at 3400 Hillcrest Ave. in Antioch at 5:33 a.m. on reports of an armed robbery.
Police obtained a description of the suspect and his vehicle and broadcast it to surrounding law enforcement agencies.Within moments, other Antioch police officers located the vehicle and attempted to pull it over. The suspect did not stop, leading the officers in pursuit, police said.
Officers followed the suspect’s vehicle on and off state Highway 4 in both directions, and through surface streets in Antioch and Oakley. Once the chase entered Oakley, Oakley police officers assisted in the pursuit and followed the vehicle onto Big Break Road. On Big Break Road, the suspect attempted to ram police vehicles.
One Oakley police vehicle was struck by the suspect’s vehicle, and an Antioch police vehicle was run off the road. The suspect eventually tried to drive off the road and lost control of his vehicle, which overturned. The suspect left the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by an Antioch officer.
The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. He was later booked into Contra Costa County Jail on several felony charges. During the chase, police determined that the suspect’s vehicle had been reported stolen in Antioch several days earlier.
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