The Blotter | Three suspects sought in July carjacking incident in Piedmont

Three young males are suspected in a carjacking that took place in Piedmont on July 30. Prior to the incident, multiple reports came in around 1:30 p.m. about a suspicious vehicle near Lexford and Huntleigh roads and on Sandringham Place. According to a post on the Piedmont Police Department’s Facebook page, while officers were investigating those reports, a report came in of an armed carjacking at Park Way and Monte Avenue with the suspect vehicle — a black 2003 Lexus four-door car with paper plates — matching that described in the earlier reports.

The suspects were described as Black males in their teens or early 20s. One was said to be 6 feet tall, thin, wearing a black or brown hoodie with a full facemask and armed with a handgun. A second was described to police as 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin, and wearing a black hoodie. The third suspect was driving the Lexus and there was no further description.

The vehicle reported stolen was a dark gray 2021 BMW X3.

Police found both vehicles and the suspects fled the scene, according to the Facebook post. Both ended up on State Highway 13, where the Lexus crashed. The three suspects then fled in the stolen BMW, headed south on Highway 13.

The Lexus was recovered on the highway. Later, the BMW was recovered in an unincorporated part of Hayward by Alameda County Sheriff’s officers. Further research found the Lexus had been stolen in a carjacking in San Jose on July 22.

Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan said the investigation is continuing. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Piedmont police at (510) 420-3000.

On July 23, a woman with an arrest warrant in Houston was taken into custody after a traffic stop. She was driving a silver 2011 Nissan Altima when officers conducted a traffic stop due to a taillight violation, according to Monahan. The stop happened at 10:03 p.m. on Grand and Oakland avenues. A records check revealed an outstanding warrant from Harris County, Texas, for grand theft. The woman was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Her vehicle was left legally parked at the scene.

A hit and run accident took place on Blair Avenue on July 24. The report came in at 2:13 p.m. A dark-colored Tesla driven by an older, white female sideswiped a parked car, according to Monahan. There is no further suspect information.

On July 24 a resident on Monticello Avenue reported someone tried to steal their Hyundai Elantra overnight. The car had a broken window and damaged ignition. A resident on Park reported that someone broke a window on their Mitsubishi that same night.

A dark blue Kia Soul was reported stolen from a residence on Highland Avenue sometime on July 24.

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