Vallejo police arrested five Antioch men on Wednesday after a brief pursuit in Glen Cove.
The chase stemmed from an incident at Babies 'R' Us at 105 Plaza Drive. Dispatchers received a call that a suspect was forcibly fighting with a female victim, and then ultimately took her purse, police said.
He then jumped into a gold-colored sedan and fled the area. However, an off-duty police officer saw the suspects get into the car and tailed them in his personal vehicle, police said.
The off-duty officer temporarily lost sight of the suspects near the Interstate 780/Interstate 80 interchange, but on-duty Vallejo police officers soon spotted them near the Glen Cove Parkway exit, police said.
The suspects got off the exit and refused to yield when officers tried to stop them. The subsequent pursuit was not at high-speeds, but the suspects still drove recklessly and blew through stoplights and stop signs, police said.
Eventually, the suspects drove into Pirates Cove, a dead end off North Regatta Drive, and bailed on foot. As the five occupants scattered, the car continued to roll, striking a residents' parked vehicle, police said.
Officers from Vallejo, Benicia and the Sheriff's Office quickly set up a perimeter as a California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted from the air.
Dispatchers soon received calls from residents pointing out that two of the suspects were on a pedestrian walkway behind the Topsail Drive area, police said.
There, the officers were able to detain two of the suspects.
As those two were taken into custody, other officers made their way into the adjacent Benicia State Recreation Area, where they were able to find the three other suspects, police said.
As Vallejo detectives began investigating, they realized the suspects could have been involved with an earlier robbery in Fairfield and contacted their counterparts in that city, police said.
Both agencies are conducting a joint investigation on the matter and deemed that three of the five suspects would also be arrested for the Fairfield incident, police said.
All the suspects were from Antioch. Arrested were the driver, Tyler Crane, 18, on suspicion of felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, petty theft, robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony; and Winther Ramirez, 19, Michael Matthews, 22, Maurice Jones, 21, and Chaunce Jackson, 20, on suspicion of robbery, petty theft, conspiracy to commit a felony and resisting arrest.