Employee chases burglars who stole from Fremont car dealership

FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in Fremont are still looking for one of two suspects they say stole a couple of cars from a dealership, after an employee tried to chase them down the freeway.

At The Bay Auto Dealership on Peralta Boulevard they are building a new fence. A small work crew was called by the owner to measure the property line of the dealership because four vehicles have been stolen recently.

Fremont police say they got a call late Sunday night that a vehicle was stolen along with a bunch of keys.

Officers came out and took a report. But then, just after 2:30 a.m., the same worker called while getting on northbound 880 at Thornton Avenue and said he was following two vehicles stolen from the dealership.

"In their attempt to flee and evade arrest, they ended, causing a three vehicle collision, and continued to flee this location and getting involved in another solo collision not too far from here," explained Sgt. Brian Samms with the CHP.

At one point, all northbound lanes just north of Decoto Road were closed down while the CHP investigated the two crashes and cleaned up the scene.

Firefighters had to cut one of the innocent victims out of their vehicle after it rolled over.

That person was taken to the hospital to be checked out. The other innocent victim was not injured.

One of the suspects was arrested, while the other ran off.

"It's important to note that they weren't in pursuit by any law enforcement agencies. None of us were involved, yet it sounds like they were being chased by a security guard or an employee of the car dealership," said Samms.

Fremont police say they don't want people to put themselves in harms way or make the situation worse.

As for the suspect, he could face hit-and-run, burglary and auto theft charges.
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