A carjacking suspect considered armed and dangerous remained on the loose in the South Bay Tuesday after he evaded arrest by San Jose police and escaped in a vehicle stolen from a local resident.
Police asked residents of a south San Jose neighborhood to shelter in place Tuesday morning as they searched for armed carjacking suspect 31-year-old Jarek Brown.
San Jose police units and other officers swarmed onto El Cajon Drive where the suspect in a December 7th carjacking in Milpitas had crashed the vehicle after being spotted by police Tuesday morning near Capitol Expressway and Highway 101.
The crash happened at about 8:40 a.m., police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.
According to police, Brown fled on foot into the neighborhood. Area resident Jose Yanez spotted the suspect dangerously close to his own home.
"I saw the guy jump over the fence and then went behind my house and my neighbor's house, said Yanez. I didn't know they were hiding in there. Then I was worried they might be in my house. The next thing I know, he went in my neighbor's house and stole his car."
The homeowner, 80-year-old Sang Hyun Lee, told KTVU Jarek Brown came into his home through the unlocked patio door. He then forced him into the garage area and made it clear he wanted Lee's car.
Lee said Brown swung a golf club in a threatening manner, then opened the garage door.
Lee grabbed the golf club and ran outside where he saw police officers who tried in vain to stop Brown as he drove off in Lee's Toyota Camry.
"He actually ran over one of our police bikes in the process of escaping, said San Jose Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. The bike is over there smashed to bits. He drove across Capitol Expressway and he has not been seen since."
Police described Brown as Latino, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was last seen driving Lee's grayish-brown Toyota Camry. The public is asked to consider Brown armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the suspect should contact authorities immediately.
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