The car – a beige Toyota Corolla with California license plate 4AXJ142 – "was taken this afternoon from the 600 block of Alice Street," police said in the first of two community alerts about the case.
The second alert said:
"Following a community alert issued for a vehicle carjacked this afternoon, OPD officers located the wanted vehicle hours later near 21st St and Myrtle St. The vehicle driver failed to pull over after our attempt to stop, and a brief vehicle pursuit followed.
"Due to our concern for student and pedestrian safety near McClymonds HS, officers ended their pursuit. The vehicle was located a short time later, unoccupied, within the 1400 block of Chestnut."
The initial advisory provided a description of the suspects:
"Suspects were preliminarily and generally described to police as three male black suspects aged 18 – 20-years-old: one suspect described as 5'8’’, 140lbs, medium complexion, dark clothing; second suspect described as 5'7’’, 200lbs, dark complexion; third suspect described as 6’3’’, thin build, wearing dark clothing. No further descriptions are available."
"Vehicle occupants should be considered armed and dangerous," the alert said.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Oakland police by texting TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phone or calling the toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247).
Oakland police released this photo of a beige Toyota Corolla that was carjacked and later recovered after a pursuit on Dec. 12, 2013. and believed to occupied by robbers prowling for victims in North Oakland and South Berkeley.
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