VALLEJO (CBS SF) – Two juveniles were arrested after an armed robbery and carjacking in Vallejo, and a police chase through Benicia and Martinez Friday night, according to authorities.
Police said that at about 5:40 p.m. Friday, a 66-year-old Oakland man parked in front of an apartment complex at 201 Maine St. off Curtola Parkway near the ferry terminal, and then asked a juvenile female for directions to a restaurant.READ MORE: PG&E, Utilities Push To Cut Subsidies For Home Solar Energy Systems
The girl asked the Oakland man to follow her into a courtyard at the apartments, where the girl pepper-sprayed the victim and a juvenile male robbed him at gunpoint of his wallet, phone and car keys. The boy and girl then drove away in the man’s pickup truck.READ MORE: Worst To First: California Now Has Lowest COVID-19 Infection Rate In U.S.
About 45 minutes later, Benicia police officers said they were pursuing the stolen truck, and chased it from Benicia to Martinez and then to Vallejo, with a California Highway Patrol helicopter tracking the pursuit.
Vallejo police said the stolen truck was involved in a solo rollover wreck on Rollingwood Drive near Benicia Road in Vallejo. Vallejo police then arrived on the scene. All four juveniles in the wrecked car were taken top a nearby hospital for evaluation; two of them were then taken to Solano County juvenile hall, and the others were released to their parents, police said.MORE NEWS: South Bay Residents Warned About Triple Threat Of Drought, Fire Danger, Air Quality
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