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Man Arrested For Carjacking After Brief Pursuit in Redwood City

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REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF)– A man was arrested following a carjacking early this morning in Redwood City, police said.

Bryan Rios Serrato, 19, of Redwood City, allegedly brandished a knife at a 29-year-old man in his car while in the garage of his apartment complex in the 1000 block of Beech Street around 2:50 a.m., according to police.

The victim gave Serrato the keys to his car when the suspect demanded his wallet, according to police.

The victim pushed the suspect and ran, and Serrato got into the car and fled, police said.

Officers responded to a countywide be-on-the-lookout for the car, and about two hours later, a San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy spotted it near Woodside Road and El Camino Real, police said.

Serrato fled at a high rate of speed when the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, and a short pursuit ensued, ending when Serrato crashed the car in the 400 block of Roosevelt Avenue, police said.

He then ran away from the car and the deputy pursued and caught up to him in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue, according to police.

Serrato was arrested after a brief struggle.

The victim was not injured in the carjacking.

Serrato was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of carjacking, robbery, felony evading with a vehicle and assault on a law enforcement officer.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Redwood City police at (650) 780-7620 or the sheriff’s office at (650) 363-4055.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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