SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Four teenagers have been arrested and three ghost guns seized following an armed robbery in San Francisco Mission Bay, two car robberies and a police vehicle chase.
San Francisco police said two 17-year-old men from East Palo Alto, 19-year-old Alex Clarks from Vallejo and 18-year-old Gabriel DeSouza from Richmond are being held on robbery charges and several other charges.
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The juveniles were booked into the Juvenile Justice Center while Clarks and DeSouza were in the San Francisco County Jail.
Investigators say Southern Station officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the Terry A Francois Blvd area. and Mission Bay Blvd. North at 4:10 p.m. Friday.
Upon arrival, officers encountered the victim who had been robbed and assaulted by three unknown male suspects, who had fled the scene in a dark gray sedan. The victim was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
Hours later, plainclothes officers conducting an auto burglary operation in the Fisherman’s Wharf/waterfront area spotted the dark gray sedan in the Columbus and Union Street area.
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The officers attempted to carry out a traffic stop, but the officers did not give in. The suspect vehicle continued to travel at high speed and a chase ensued.
After a brief chase, officers located the stopped vehicle on the 200 block of Pine Street. Four occupants got out of the car and fled on foot into a parking lot.
Several units responded to the area. The four suspects were taken into custody. During the investigation, officers identified the suspects and developed probable cause to arrest them for the theft as well as two car break-ins that occurred that evening.
Officers also located three unregistered, unserialized firearms, also known as “ghost guns.” The three firearms included a carbine and two pistols fitted with extended magazines.
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Although arrests have been made, this remains and an investigation is underway. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or text tip to TIP411 and start the text message with SFPD. You can remain anonymous.