LIVERMORE -- A Livermore elementary school was locked down briefly Monday morning after a car theft suspect ran from police toward the building, authorities said.
Police responded to a home on Nightingale Street about 8 a.m. after a resident said he went outside and found a woman in his truck, Sgt. Erin Cole said. The woman ran when the resident confronted her and ran toward a man who was waiting across the street.
Officers stopped two people matching the suspects' description at the corner of Rincon and Ora Avenues, at which point the woman stopped and the man kept running, Cole said. The man was last seen running westbound through May Nissen Park, in the direction of Marylin Avenue Elementary School.
The school was locked down for about four minutes while officers searched the area, Cole said. Officers didn't find the man. The lockdown was lifted about 8:15 a.m.
Officers arrested Rebecca Cruz, 20, of Livermore, on suspicion of attempted vehicle theft, Cole said. No stolen property was found in her possession, nor did the victim report anything missing from his truck.
The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants, Cole said. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Livermore police at 925-371-4900.
Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.