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Teens Carjack, Crash Two Vehicles in Castro Valley: CHP

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    Victim of Teen Crime Spree Speaks Out

    A woman who was carjacked overnight in the East Bay is sharing her frightening story – part of what police say was a crime spree involving a mob of teenagers. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Friday, May 3, 2019)

    Law enforcement officers arrested a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old boy suspected of carjacking two vehicles then crashing into a house in Castro Valley early Friday morning.

    The two suspects' night started late Thursday night in San Leandro when they and two other suspect, who are still at large, stole a white van and stabbed the owner of the vehicle, according to police. The stabbing victim was transported to a hospital but their condition is unknown.

    The four suspects then drove te stolen van to Castro Valley where two of them left the vehicle and confronted a woman who was sitting in her car in her driveway.

    "One of the suspects knocked on my window and said get out," said the victim who refused to stay anonymous for her safety. "The more I resisted they started saying 'give up the keys' that they’re going to 'stab me' they had a knife."

    Teens Carjack, Crash Two Vehicles in Castro Valley

    [BAY] Teens Carjack, Crash Two Vehicles in Castro Valley

    Law enforcement officers arrested a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old boy suspected of carjacking two vehicles then crashing into a house in Castro Valley early Friday morning. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Friday, May 3, 2019)

    The victim initially refused to give up the vehicle but she did so after her daughter came out of the house and the suspects threatened her, according to police.

    "She was out here trying to help the only think I was worried about was her safety," she said. "I told her to go back in several times and she just didn’t’ listen."

    Two of the suspects then took off in the second vehicle. They later crashed into a home on Wilson Avenue in Castro Valley because they thought they were being pursued by police. The suspects then fled on foot and officers were only able to apprehend of them, police said.

    No one in the home was injured but the suspect's car ruptured a gas line when he crashed into the garage. PG&E had shut off the gas and the Red Cross was on the scene to assist the women who live there.

    The other two suspects crashed their vehicle into a fence off Castro Valley Boulevard near Interstate 580 after a 12-mile pursuit with police.

    Police said only the driver of the vehicle was arrested and the passenger got away.

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