LANCASTER – A vehicle-tracking system led local deputies to Van Nuys on Tuesday, where they arrested two suspects accused of robbing a 60-year-old woman at her Lancaster home in the 1800 block of Arbuckle Way, authorities said.
The home invasion robbery suspects were arrested after a car chase; and two handguns, two stolen televisions and a ski mask were recovered, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below:
A Lancaster woman and her son were awakened early this morning [July 29] in their home by two armed suspects who demanded her car keys and their cell phones.
After they were given the keys and phones, the suspects fled in the woman’s 2014 Hyundai Sonata with the cell phones and two televisions.
Deputies worked with the victim and the Hyundai Motor Company to activate a tracking device in the car. Once the device was activated, the car was tracked to Van Nuys.
Lancaster Deputies went to Van Nuys where they saw the suspects re-enter the vehicle shortly after 10am.
The suspects fled when the deputies attempted to stop them and a pursuit ensued. The deputies briefly lost sight of the vehicle, but located it a short time later after it had collided with a tree near Kester Avenue and Hart Street.
The suspects were located walking in the area and were taken into custody. Two handguns, the stolen televisions, and a ski mask were recovered.
The stolen cell phones were not recovered.
As of Tuesday afternoon, authorities had not yet released the names of the two suspects in custody. We’ll have more information on this incident when it becomes available.