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Two hijack car in Saugus

Vehicle recovered in Burbank

Posted: October 25, 2008 9:52 p.m.
Updated: December 27, 2008 5:00 a.m.

A man and a woman were arrested after robbing two people in Saugus and hijacking their car. The vehicle was later recovered in Burbank.

A man and a woman were in custody Saturday after robbing two people in Saugus and hijacking their car, sheriff's officials said.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. Friday, the suspects, driving a white Toyota Tundra, pulled up to a 2008 Chevrolet HHR with two occupants that was parked on Low Ridge Drive, officials said.

The pickup driver knocked on the driver-side window of the Chevrolet and pointed a gun at one of the victims, a Sheriff's Department statement said.

The suspect ordered the occupants out of the red HHR and stole their personal property, including a woman's purse, the statement said.

The male suspect then drove off with the Chevrolet as his accomplice followed in the Toyota, the statement said.

The victims, who were not identified, made their way to Copperhill Drive and San Francisquito Road before they could get a cell phone signal and call the Sheriff's Department, which located the Chevy HHR through its OnStar emergency system, the statement said.

A deputy found the HHR parked on a Newhall street with its license plates removed and attempted to stop the departing Toyota Tundra, which left the scene.

Deputies chased the Toyota southbound on Interstate 5. The pickup left the freeway in Burbank and finally pulled over just off the freeway, the statement said.

The driver fled on foot but was later apprehended, the statement said. A female was arrested inside the Tundra, which had been reported stolen Oct. 9 in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Deputies recovered a 9mm handgun, the victim's stolen purse, the plates from the HHR and two additional plates from a stolen PT Cruiser.

Arrested for investigation of the crimes were William Caceras, 26, and Evagelina Gomez, 25. An investigation was ongoing to determine if the two were involved in any other robberies or car thefts.


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