Three suspects were arrested on suspicion of several counts of robbery, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and evading a police officer with willful disregard.
The three male suspects, two 19-year-olds from Richmond and San Pablo and a 17-year-old from San Pablo, were arrested Thursday after a series of five robberies between 5:55 and 9:30 p.m. throughout Berkeley.
Berkeley Police Department officers spotted the suspects’ vehicle, a dark-colored Dodge Challenger with a covered license plate, driving near San Pablo Avenue and 67th Street 10 minutes after the last robbery and attempted to stop the vehicle.
The suspects, however, sped off, and officers were unable to keep up with them. Another chase occurred moments later when the officers once again spotted the vehicle moving westbound on Alcatraz Avenue near King Street. Though officers lost the suspects again, they spotted the vehicle moving northbound on Shattuck Avenue and were able to arrest the suspects after they stopped on Durant Avenue with a flat tire.