A witness description and a police officer’s quick response resulted in the arrest of two armed robbery suspects who used a fake gun to hold up a San Mateo audio store on Tuesday evening, a police sergeant said. San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said Tyler Ehrman, 21, and Cameron Nickravesh, 22, both San Mateo residents, allegedly used a “realistic-looking replica handgun” to rob Tri Audio Sound at 700 N. San Mateo Drive, around 5 p.m. that day.
Responding police officers were told that the two suspects had fled in a gold or beige four-door Toyota Camry. Officer Joe Bonachita immediately hit the freeway and spotted the car on southbound U.S. Highway 101, according to Norris. Bonachita followed the car off the highway and into Belmont, where the two suspects were apprehended with the help of Belmont police.
The replica handgun that was allegedly used in the crime was also located, according to Norris. Ehrman and Nickravesh were arrested on suspicion of robbery and booked into San Mateo County Jail. The storeowner, a 64-year-old Redwood City man, was not injured in the robbery.
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