Men from Maywood, Lancaster are jailed after armed robbery, wild pursuit in Alhambra
Two suspects recklessly lead the police on a chase after allegedly robbing a restaurant at gunpoint.
Just minutes after the pursuit began, Alhambra police dispatchers were told that an armed takeover robbery occurred at a restaurant in the 1700 block of West Valley Boulevard, according to the Alhambra Police Department.
An employee of the restaurant that was robbed told the police that two suspects entered, and ordered all employees down to the ground at gunpoint. Money was taken from the restaurant and the employees, according to the Alhambra Police Department.
Lancaster man David Saravia, 23 years old, and Maywood man Tomas Marcos, 22 years old, were arrested and accused of a long list of charges which are robbery, assault with a deadly on a peace officer, kidnapping, and undisclosed weapons violations.
According to the Alhambra Police Department, on December 20, around 11 30 p.m, the pursuit began when officers attempted to stop a high-speed driver in the 2400 block of West Valley Boulevard.
The driver lost control of his vehicle and spun 180 degrees. The driver allegedly accelerated, rammed an Alhambra Police patrol vehicle, and then continued to flee.
The pursuit ended in Los Angeles in the area of Valley Boulevard and Cavanaugh Road where the driver spun out. Both the driver and passenger fled onto some nearby railroad tracks. With the help of a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter, both suspects were arrested without further incident.
Saravia is being held without bail on a California Department of Corrections hold. Marcos is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Both men are scheduled for a December 23 appearance in Alhambra Municipal Court.