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Pursuit of Stolen Car Taken During Carjacking in Oakland Leads to Arrest of 5

Police credit the license plate reading system for alerting the officer to the stolen car.

Pursuit of Stolen Car Taken During Carjacking in Oakland Leads to Arrest of 5
Police arrested five suspects following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car in San Leandro on Wednesday morning.

According to police, around 10:30 a.m., an officer driving through a parking lot in the 1200 block of Marina Blvd. was alerted by a license plate reading system of a stolen car in the area.

Police say the car had been reported as stolen after a carjacking incident in Oakland earlier in the day. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver refused and lead officers on a pursuit that ended with a foot chase of the suspects who tried to flee on foot in the area of E. 14th Street and Fairmont Drive. Officers were able to locate all five of the suspects and arrested them on suspicion of being in a stolen car.

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "We are very pleased with the outcome in this case.  The license plate reader helped us locate this victim's vehicle and then we were successful in arresting the occupants.  We would like to thank the staff of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office who helped us locate the suspects during this investigation. We continue to have success when working collaboratively with our neighboring agencies."

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278

Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Department's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp\

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