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Police Arrest Two Carjacking Suspects in Oakland After Chase, Crash

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    (Published Friday, Feb. 3, 2017)

    Police arrested two carjacking suspects in Oakland on Thursday after a chase led them to crash the stolen vehicle on a Highway 13 onramp, according to the Oakland Police Department.

    The carjacked vehicle driven by the suspects overturned on the Broadway Terrace onramp to Highway 13 while it was being pursued, police said. A man and a woman fled the car, and after a brief search, were taken into custody, police said.

    The incident began when Oakland officers responded to the 5100 block of Shafter Avenue on a report of a carjacking about 4:35 p.m. When the officers arrived, they spoke with the victim and got a description of the vehicle taken, police said.

    The victim's family said one of the suspects pulled a gun on the man while he was unloading groceries.

    About 10 minutes later, officers spotted the vehicle traveling in the 4800 block of Telegraph Avenue. They tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver failed to comply, which prompted the chase, police said.

    The car appeared to take out a tree on the shoulder of the roadway when it crashed. Police found a gun inside the vehicle.

    Police and CHP officers established a perimeter around the area of the 5800 block of Pinewood Road. They made verbal contact with the suspects, gave the suspects commands to surrender, and then both suspects were safely taken into custody without further incident.

    "We called in K-9, but officers saw them and got them to surrender once they saw them," police spokesperson Demertrio Lozares said.

    Police said the pair were hiding underneath a deck.

    Neighbors were a little shaken up by the heavy police presence.

    "This is very disturbing for sure," resident Maya Hiersoux said. "You never see this many cops here; you never want to see this many."

    No injuries were reported.

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