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Teens carjack couple on posh SF street, lead cops on chase over Bay Bridge

11th Avenue between California and Lake streets | Google Street View

A teenager carjacked a couple on a quiet San Francisco street before their suspected accomplice led police on a chase across the Bay Bridge Sunday night, San Francisco police said.

The incident began on 11th Avenue in the Inner Richmond between California and Lake streets, close to the affluent Presidio Terrace neighborhood, at about 10 p.m.

Police said the two victims, a 30-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were in an SUV when a suspect approached them as they pulled over.

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The suspect was armed with a gun and ordered the victims to get out of their car before taking the SUV and fleeing north from the scene. Another suspect, believed by police to be the carjacker's accomplice, fled south from the scene in a different vehicle after the SUV was stolen. The victims were not injured.

The stolen SUV was later spotted in the area of Octavia and Market streets near the Tenderloin. Officers chased the stolen vehicle to Short Street in Oakland between Brookdale and Allendale avenues.

At approximately the same time that they spotted the stolen car, officers saw the suspected accomplice's vehicle and began an eastbound pursuit over the Bay Bridge.

A shot of the Bay Bridge on a rainy day | Jesse Rogala/The Standard

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The pursuit of the suspect vehicle ended in the area of 98th Avenue and Empire Road in Oakland, where officers lost sight of the vehicle.

A 17-year-old male suspect from Hayward and an 18-year-old male suspect from Oakland were arrested. Multiple law enforcement agencies became involved in the pursuit of both vehicles.

The 17-year-old was booked at the Juvenile Justice Center on multiple charges, and the 18-year-old was booked at San Francisco County Jail on carjacking, felony reckless driving, conspiracy, carrying a loaded firearm and other charges.

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