OAKLAND -- Two carjacking and robbery suspects were in custody Wednesday morning in West Oakland, following a car crash and brief police search.

Officers spotted the suspects at about 10:20 a.m. in the carjacked 2013 Lexus and pursued it to the area of 30th and Myrtle streets, where it crashed.

One suspect, who police said was wearing an expensive belt taken during one of the robberies, was taken into custody immediately and the other fled on nearby streets and into yards in the 3100 block of Market Street, according to police. His name and age were not immediately released.

A pellet gun was found inside the Lexus, police said.

The second suspect, an 18-year-old man whose name was not released, was arrested without incident about 11:15 a.m. hiding under some stairs at a residence in the 800 block of 32nd Street. Searchers were led to him by Emeryville police dog Basco, a German shepherd whose handler is Officer J. Foley.

More than a dozen Oakland officers, along with California Highway Patrol officers and a CHP helicopter, were also involved in the search, which caused several streets in the area to be shut down.

The carjacking happened a few days ago in Oakland and the vehicle was used in other Oakland robberies, police said.

-- David DeBolt and Harry Harris, Staff



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