Three men attacked a driver in her car at the Olympic Boulevard Staging Area near Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, smashing the owner’s window and making off with her 2019 Hyundai Elantra.
Lafayette police officers quickly acquired a visual of the carjacked vehicle and kept it in sight during a chase through Lafayette and onto Highway 24 west. The vehicle was described as a white 2019 Hyundai Elantra.
UPDATE: 3:50 pm – The vehicle made it through the Caldecott at 115mph and is currently running on surface streets in Oakland.
UPDATE: 4:02pm – At least two of the three suspects aboard the Elantra bailed out of the car and fled into the Peralta Hacienda neighborhood of Oakland, where they were believed to have been taken into custody. Unsure which agency made the arrest.
UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 – East Bay Regional Park District Police Lt. Terrence Cotcher confirmed that the incident occurred, that a replica firearm was recovered, and that the victim in this case was not physically harmed. He said a multi-agency investigation into the incident is ongoing, with no additional information immediately forthcoming.