February 26, 2013 > Car-Jacking suspects taken into custody
Car-Jacking suspects taken into custody
Submitted By Fremont PD
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, FPD received a 9-1-1 call from a victim of a car-jacking in the Mission San Jose area of Fremont. The victim stated that his gold Mercedes S420 had just been taken by two unknown suspects on Curtner Road. The two suspects fled in the victim's Mercedes and the vehicle was last seen headed in the direction of Mission Blvd.
Officers quickly responded to the incident and set up on lookout posts around the City. One officer who had taken a lookout position on Hwy 880/Fremont Blvd (north), observed the gold Mercedes traveling northbound on 880. Officers followed the vehicle off the freeway onto Alvarado/Niles Blvd into Union City and attempted to make a traffic stop near the Lowes store at Union Landing. The vehicle failed to stop and proceeded into the shopping center where the driver lost control and collided with several parked cars, including one that was occupied by a female. The female occupant received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The driver and passenger both fled on foot into the shopping center and officers gave chase. After a short foot pursuit, they were quickly able to apprehend the driver, an 18 year old adult female, Oakland resident. A short time later, with the assistant of witnesses in the shopping center, the second suspect and passenger of the vehicle, Cornelilus Smith, an 18 year old adult male, was taken into custody. Both suspects were arrested for felony car-jacking and the female was additionally charged with felony hit and run.
Police are currently working to confirm the identity of the female taken into custody and are not looking for additional suspects at this time.
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