A suspected armed robber revved up a battered Toyota and led a procession of law enforcement northward from Dublin Wednesday before his getaway car gave up the ghost and crashed on Concord Boulevard in Concord.
The unnamed suspect was taken into custody by police, who also summoned a medical crew to treat the driver for unspecified injuries.
The pursuit, which at times exceeded 100mph as the driver fled north on I-680, kicked off around noon, soon after the car was reported stolen in Dublin Wednesday morning. It is believed police were alerted to the car as it sped through Alamo-Danville, Walnut Creek, and on into Concord – as many as eight police vehicles from various jurisdictions eventually joining in pursuit.
Witnesses said the car was missing its passenger side door and eventually a wheel after police took measures to stop it as it passed through Concord. It eventually crashed in the 3000 block of Concord Boulevard, its driver taken into custody there.