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11 Minors Arrested Following String of Crimes, Car Chases Across San Jose: Police

Nearly one dozen minors between the ages of 11 and 17 have been arrested following three high-speed car chases that were linked to a number of recent carjackings, robberies and burglaries in San Jose, police announced Wednesday.

The 11 male and female juveniles are suspected of committing more than one dozen carjackings, robberies and burglaries last weekend, and many of the crimes involved a gun, police said.

"In the three different vehicle pursuits, a driver was 17, a driver in another pursuit was 14 and the driver in the third pursuit was 11-years old," said SJPD's Robbery Unit Lieutenant Paul Joseph. 

During the three pursuits, police suspect that an 11-year-old, 14-year-old and 17-year-old were behind the wheel.

At least 15 people were victimized during the spree, according to police. The crimes were carried out at various locations across the South Bay city.

The juveniles, who hail from either San Jose or Gilroy, have been booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on armed robbery, carjacking, stolen vehicle, evading and reckless driving, and resisting arrest charges, according to police.

Anyone with additional information about the cases is encouraged to contact Detective Mike White or Detective Katie Reyes with the San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 408-947-7867.

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