Police are investigating after cars were stolen in Cholas Creek and Carmel Mountain Wednesday night and another foiled an attempted carjacking, police said.
It was not immediately clear whether the cases were related.
The first carjacking happened around 8:20 p.m. in the area of Altadena Avenue and Loris Street in Cholas Creek. The victim told police that a group of men — as many as six people — took his gray Nissan Maxima at gunpoint.
Shortly before 9 a.m., another victim reported that a group of men — it’s unclear how many — surrounded him and stole his white Volkswagen Beetle in the area of World Trade and Stoney Peak, Mount Carmel.
About 10 minutes later, a third victim reported an attempted carjacking about half a mile outside the city, in the area of Windcrest Lane and Rancho Carmel Drive. He told police that five men, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, tried to take his car, but the victim foiled the attempt.
Around the same time, an officer spotted a white Volkswagen Beetle in the area with four occupants inside. The officer radioed the license plate number to a dispatcher, who confirmed that the information matched the license plate number on the stolen vehicle, according to the police radio.
The policemen tried to stop the car, but the driver did not stop immediately. When the driver stopped, the three passengers fled. Police later arrested at least two suspects.
Additional information was not immediately available.
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