Minors involved in robbery, car chase in East Bay; 1 still at-large

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Two teenagers were arrested by Newark police, while another remains at-large over their suspected involvement in a strong-arm robbery and car chase reported recently.

Newark police have been informed by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office afternoon of Sept. 23 that a carjacked Toyota RAV4 in the East Bay was connected in a storm-arm robbery happening close to Newark Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue, authorities said.

According to the police press release, the authorities have immediately responded at the scene and they located the car as it escaped. The police were able to track down the vehicle along Highway 84 and Interstate 880 to Hayward with the cooperation of the sheriff’s aviation unit. At the road, the driver is said to have pulled into a cul-de-sac and halted.

Authorities said that the driver was put under custody while a couple others managed to escape and hid in the residential backyards nearby. One of the escapees was arrested while the other is still being sought. The police are moving to get the person’s identity.

The stolen property was turned over by the police to an elderly victim who was reported safe from the crime.

Police furthered that the two arrested suspects were booked into Alameda County Juvenile Hall and faced robbery and evading a peace officer charges last Sept. 28. Newark police, however, has not named the suspects as they are both minors, aging 15 years old.

The video of the incident secured by the Alameda County sheriff’s aviation unit was put by the Newark Police Department in a social media post, San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Newark police Officer Matt Warren will welcome any information regarding the case. All details are welcome at matt.warren@newark.org or 510-578-4960, or through the police hotline at 510-578-4965.

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