2 suspects arrested after allegedly pointing gun at catalytic converter theft victim

(KRON) — Two suspects who police said pointed a firearm at a victim while attempting to steal a catalytic converter were arrested following a high-speed chase, the San Bruno Police Department announced Tuesday.

San Bruno police responded to a report of an attempted catalytic converter theft on the 200 block of Florida Avenue on April 1 at 5:38 a.m. The victim who called 911 said they had confronted the thieves, but the thieves then pointed a firearm at them and ordered the victim to go back into their home, according to San Bruno PD. The victim gave police a description of the white SUV that the suspects fled in.

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The suspect vehicle was spotted by a San Bruno police sergeant in the area of East San Bruno Avenue and Highway 101. A high-speed pursuit began after the suspects refused to stop, police said. During the chase, the suspects drove against traffic on Hwy. 101 and threw tools and other objects at the pursuing officers.

The pursuit ended in San Mateo on the 1600 block of South Amphlett Boulevard when the two occupants of the SUV fled on foot. During the brief foot chase, one of the suspects tried to toss a loaded, unregistered firearm, San Bruno PD said.

  • (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)
    (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)
  • (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)
    (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)
  • (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)
    (Photo: San Bruno Police Department)

Inside the suspect vehicle that was reported stolen, police said they located evidence “consistent with catalytic converter thefts.”

A 44-year-old Oakland man and a 44-year-old Pittsburg woman were arrested and booked on charges of assault with a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, grand theft, evading an officer and several weapons charges.

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