An alleged gang member and a girl were arrested in Antioch on suspicion of assaulting a woman in her vehicle in an attempted carjacking, according to police. Police said the woman was driving in the 2600 block of Asilomar Drive around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when she was forced to stop after a young man with a dog stood in front of the car.
Once the car was stopped, a girl opened the driver’s side door and began striking the woman, while the male suspect opened the passenger side door and also started assaulting the victim, according to police.
Police said two bystanders who saw the assault pulled the two suspects from the car, leading to a brief struggle. When officers arrived on the scene, both suspects fled into nearby Country Manor Park, where they were detained by police and the bystanders, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries. Police said the male suspect was identified as 18-year-old Alexander Boivin, a known gang member who allegedly robbed a mail carrier in Country Manor Park prior to the attempted carjacking, police said.
Boivin was taken to county jail in Martinez and booked on suspicion of felony assault, carjacking, robbery and gang enhancements. Police said the female suspect, whose name was not released because she is a minor, was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall on suspicion of the same charges.
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