Danville Carjacking Suspects Evade Officers in Freeway Pursuit

DANVILLE – Deputies responded to a report of an armed carjacking on Conejo Drive, a street that lies next to the Blackhawk Plaza in unincorporated Danville.

At approximately 11:35 p.m. Wednesday night, deputies with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff were dispatched to a report of an armed carjacking on the 4300 block of Conejo Drive.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, two armed suspects entered the victim’s residence shortly after he arrived home.

One of the suspects stole personal items belonging to the victim and a black Honda Pilot SUV. The second suspect got into a white sedan with paper license plates.

Both vehicles fled toward Camino Tassajara, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Officers with the Danville Police Department spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Sycamore Valley Road, toward I-680. Another officer observed the victim’s Honda, driven by a suspect, also traveling at a high rate of speed behind the white sedan.

When an officer initiated a traffic stop on the white sedan, it fled onto northbound I-680 at 100 MPH, then 120 MPH. Officers also pursued the second vehicle (Honda) into the Sycamore Valley Park and Ride before it fled onto northbound I-680.

Within minutes, officers were instructed to stop pursuing the white sedan in order to focus on pursuing the victim’s Honda Pilot.

Despite an attempt by the California Highway Patrol to use a spike strip on the vehicle at the entrance to the Caldecott tunnel, officers were unable to get the Honda Pilot stopped.

The pursuit went 20 miles into Oakland before officers lost sight of the vehicle near the College Avenue exit on highway 24.

The Sheriff’s Office announced late Wednesday evening that the carjacked Honda Pilot was later found abandoned in the city of Oakland in the area of Oakland Avenue and Pearl Street.

The suspects and white sedan have still not been located. The victim was not injured in the altercation.

A Danville San Ramon Updates reader spotted the Honda Pilot on westbound 24 as it was being pursued by officers (video below).


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