SUNNYVALE, Calif. (KTVU) – SWAT officers aided by k-9 search dogs tracked down two armed carjacking suspects in a quiet Sunnyvale neighborhood early Thursday, capturing both men hiding inside a garage, authorities said.
The incident began with an armed carjacking of a Cadillac Escalade in an East San Jose neighborhood near Tully Road and Summerside Drive around midnight.
The two men – one of them armed with a weapon -- approached the male driver and stole his vehicle, said San Jose police Lt. Chris Monahan.
San Jose officers spotted the stolen SUV near Meriden and Willow and a pursuit began traveling from Highway 280 to Highway 85 in Sunnyvale.
The two suspects abandoned the stolen vehicle in the area of West Remington Dr. and Robin Way and fled into a creek area near the neighborhood.
A gun was found near the abandoned vehicle, Monahan said.
Two SWAT teams from San Jose were called in and began an intense all-night search of the creek area aided by the CHP and other police officers from nearby jurisdictions.
A neighbor called 911 early Thursday to report a man jumping over a fence, carrying something in his hand.
The search quickly converged on the yards near Bernardo Way where the suspects were cornered inside a garage. They were given verbal commands, but did not respond so the K-9s were sent into the garage and the suspects were subdued.
Both suspects received bite injuries from the dogs and were transported to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed.