SAN MATEO – A second suspect in an armed carjacking two months ago in San Mateo was arrested last week, police said.
The suspect, identified as an 18-year-old Antioch man, was arrested Nov. 16, the San Mateo Police Department said in a news release Monday.
Police said the incident happened around 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 15, when the victim parked his work van near the intersection of 42nd Avenue and Edison Street. The suspects parked in front of the van and allegedly ordered the victim to get out at gunpoint.
One of the suspects, identified as an 18-year-old Oakland man, fled in the van, police said.
Later that day, officers located and pursued the van to San Francisco, where the driver was arrested. Police said he was found with a loaded, unregistered handgun.
Detectives continued to investigate the case and eventually identified the second suspect in the carjacking.
Both suspects were booked into custody on auto theft and second-degree theft charges. Additionally, the Oakland man was charged with criminal threats and eluding, as well as several weapons offenses, including carrying a loaded firearm in public.