Two Youths Arrested in Oakland for San Leandro Carjacking
Published by Junior Staff Writer on June 19, 2013
Two juvenile suspects were arrested in Oakland on Tuesday evening in connection with a carjacking in San Leandro, police said. At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man and his juvenile daughter were sitting in their car near the intersection of Castro Street and San Leandro Boulevard when two suspects approached the vehicle, according to San Leandro police. Police said the suspects brandished what appeared to be handguns and ordered the victims out of the car.
The father, fearing for his life and that of his daughter, grabbed his daughter and complied with the suspects’ demands, according to police. The suspects then drove off, heading north on San Leandro Boulevard, police said. Members of the San Leandro Police Department’s crime suppression unit who were in East Oakland looking for the vehicle found it within 10 minutes in the area of 109th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, police said.
Police attempted to stop the car, but it continued onto westbound Interstate Highway 580. Officers chased the car until it exited at the 98th Avenue/Golf Links Road exit and crashed into a ravine on the side of the freeway, police said. The suspects got out of the car and ran toward Mountain Boulevard, and the driver was taken into custody, police said.
After searching the area for about two hours, police located the second suspect nearby in the 3500 block of Calafia Avenue and took him into custody, police said. Officers found a loaded handgun and a replica handgun inside the vehicle, police said. One of the suspects was treated for a leg injury that he suffered while jumping a fence, according to police.
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