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Search Continues for Suspected Car Burglars Who Led Police on Chase Across GG Bridge

Search Continues for Suspected Car Burglars Who Led Police on Chase Across GG Bridge
By Bay City News Service:    

Authorities are continuing to search Tuesday for two suspects who led police on a chase across the Golden Gate Bridge after allegedly burglarizing a car in the Marin Headlands on Monday night.

 A National Park Service ranger saw one of the suspects breaking into a car on Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands at about 8 p.m., park service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.

 When the ranger tried to stop the suspect, he jumped into a black Mercedes and the Mercedes driver sped off, smashing into two parked rangers' cars and then heading across the bridge, according to Picavet.

 The car chase ended when the Mercedes rear-ended another car at the toll plaza, Picavet said. No one was injured in any of the crashes.

 The suspects, described only has young black males, then got out of the car and ran east from the bridge toward Fort Point. Park service rangers, along with San Francisco police and the California Highway Patrol, set up a perimeter to search for the suspects but did not find them, Picavet said.

 The investigation is continuing Tuesday, and Picavet said police have seized the suspects' car. She said the case is a reminder that Bay Area visitors and residents alike should keep valuables out of sight in cars.

 "Car break-ins along scenic view points do happen year round," Picavet said. "We actively try to warn people, don't leave anything valuable or visible in your car."

 Picavet added that thieves work very quickly when stealing from cars, and that often, the victims are within 100 yards of their vehicles when a break-in happens.

 "Most of the cars that are broken into are rental cars," she said. "Often times people are carrying everything with them when they're on vacation. It's mostly tourists that are being targeted."

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