Four San Jose teens arrested in March for multiple armed robberies and car hijackings returned to old habits this week, hijacking a car at gunpoint near San Jose State University early Sunday morning.
After colliding with the stolen vehicle as they were chased by police vehicles and a helicopter, the four were arrested without incident. Three of the youths were in “active probation” and one was wearing an ankle monitor as ordered by the court at the time of the arrests, police said in a statement released this morning.
The suspects, who were not identified, are 14, 15 and 17 years old.
The victim was not injured.
Officers reported that around 1 a.m., June 26, they responded to an armed car hijacking incident that occurred near the intersection of South Street 7 and East Reed, two blocks south of San Jose State.
The victim was sitting inside his parked vehicle when “four suspects wearing masks on their faces approached him and demanded his vehicle and personal property at gunpoint,” according to a police press release. The victim responded and the suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle, police said.
About an hour later, patrol officers located the stolen vehicle in which the suspects were being held, who fled at high speed.
Police said they began the chase but stopped it “due to the suspect’s reckless driving”.
The police helicopter, Air 3, located the vehicle and watched as the suspected driver continued to drive recklessly and eventually lost control of the vehicle and collided with the center of the center near the area of Coleman Boulevard and Route 87, according to police.
The suspected driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended shortly afterwards. The three other suspects were arrested on the spot by patrol officers and special operations. A loaded weapon made of privately made was seized on the spot.
All four suspects were identified as minors and placed in a juvenile courtroom.
The robbery detectives identified three of the four suspects from armed robberies and previous car hijackings that took place in San Jose. The suspects have been arrested in the past and detained for the robberies and car hijackings in March, police said.
Anyone with information about this case or similar incidents is asked to contact Detective Marte # 4621 of the San Jose Police Robbery Unit via email: [email protected] Or by phone at 408-277-4166.
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