Two arrests in connection with 30 auto break-ins

SUNNYVALE – Two 20-year-old men have been arrested and a third suspect is wanted for more than two dozen car break-ins in the Bay Area, authorities said.

At approximately 8:25 p.m. on Monday, officers attended a parking lot in Block 100 of East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale to investigate a car burglary, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said in a press release.

The first police officer to arrive at the scene was driving an unmarked police vehicle. The officer saw the suspects drive off in a black car and followed them to another parking lot in the 500 block of East El Camino Real, where they committed another car burglary, police said.

When the officer attempted to arrest the suspects, the driver “deliberately rams” his car into the officer’s vehicle, police said. The suspects then got out of the car and fled.

The officer was “OK,” the Mountain View Police Department said in a separate press release about the incident.

Two of the suspects were located soon after. The third suspect is still at large on Tuesday afternoon.

Sunnyvale Police said the trio could be responsible for an additional 30 car break-ins, although they did not say what led them to that conclusion.

The arrested suspects were held in the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and conspiracy.

Anyone with information relating to the case can contact Detective Eugene Rosette at 408-730-7100.

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