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Suspects Suddenly Abandon 2 Stolen Cars in Middle of Street – Big Manhunt

The occupants of two stolen cars heading south on College Avenue in Berkeley Saturday night suddenly jumped out, leaving the motors running, as a Berkeley police car happened to be approaching. Two were captured in a large manhunt.

Berkeley police Saturday captured two juveniles who allegedly were in two stolen cars traveling on College Avenue and suddenly fled with other occupants on seeing a police car that happened to be approaching, leaving the stolen autos in the street.
Berkeley police Saturday captured two juveniles who allegedly were in two stolen cars traveling on College Avenue and suddenly fled with other occupants on seeing a police car that happened to be approaching, leaving the stolen autos in the street.
An unusual drama erupted on College Avenue in Berkeley Saturday night when suspects in two stolen cars suddenly abandoned the vehicles with the motors running in the middle of the street and fled as a police car happened to be approaching from the opposite direction, according to Berkeley police.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a Berkeley police car was traveling north on College when the occupants of two approaching southbound vehicles suddenly stopped near the intersection with Russell Street, jumped out and began running in several directions, according to Berkeley police Lt. Ed Spiller.


The two cars turned out to be have been stolen, Spiller said. They contained four or five suspects, two of whom were captured in a wide manhunt that drew many police vehicles to the area, he said.

The two who were caught are juveniles from Oakland, Spiller said.

The two cars were stolen in Oakland and Hayward, and one of them was involved in an attempted burglary in Hayward, he said.

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