Lamorinda police and the California Highway Patrol mounted an intensive search (11:56 a.m.) for a Honda Odyssey stolen while its delivery driver was making a stop on Meadow Lane in Lafayette Thursday.
The driver last saw the vehicle as a man, described as Hispanic in his mid-30s and wearing a baseball cap, jumped into the running van and drove away as the authorized driver was making a delivery.
Police searched for the vehicle, a 2009 grey Honda Odyssey (Plate No: 6GIN210) and a helicopter was called in to aid in the search. Officers were able to track the van out Highway 24 by using the driver’s cell phone Find Your Phone app and concentrating their search in the area of the Caldecott Tunnel.
The driver’s phone was later found discarded in the tunnel.