By Riley Segal
Photos by Tiger Photographers
The South Pasadena Police Department is currently searching for an armed suspect after he and two others allegedly hijacked a vehicle on the 1500 block of Oxley Street before fleeing the scene.
Dozens of police cars and officers set up a perimeter between Mound Avenue on Monterey Road and Oxley Street as one of three suspect was believed to be hiding in an alley behind the 1100 block of Mound. A canine unit patrolled the area as helicopters scanned above the scene, but the suspect was not found in the area. The search subsided around 9:05 p.m.
SPPD responded to the alleged armed carjacking at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday night on Oxley Street. One of the three suspects involved reportedly fled in a tan vehicle. The second suspect was taken into custody in northern Alhambra on La France Avenue and Alhambra Road by the Alhambra Fire and Police Departments. The arrested suspect was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries. The third outstanding suspect was believed to still be in the area of the initial carjacking.
Police alleged the outstanding suspect was armed with a knife, and was described as wearing baggy blue jeans and a baseball cap without a shirt.
“The armed suspect is possibly in this vicinity, or he already took off,” a South Pasadena officer said. “We had the canines check the area but they didn’t pick up anything.”
The stolen vehicle, a silver Honda Accord, was left in front of the Vons on Fair Oaks Avenue with a shattered back window with scratches on the front. A forensics team from the Pasadena Police Department examined the car for any evidence.
“We have one in custody for sure,” the officer said. “I would be proud to say we have two or three, but only one is confirmed.”