Lafayette police, alerted by a hit on an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR), homed in on a white Ford truck on Moraga Road Monday – detaining two men and a woman at gunpoint as locals cruised past – gape jawed.
Officers began searching for the vehicle after the automated license plate scanner returned a positive hit for the white Ford truck near Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Boulevard around 10:35 a.m.
After several minutes of searching officers spotted the vehicle and fell in behind it, ordering the occupants – one of whom was from San Leandro with two others giving addresses in Oakland – out of the vehicle and detaining them at gunpoint.
The trio was booked for auto theft at the Martinez Detention Facility. No one was injured in the incident.