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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