Leaving San Francisco city limits after stealing a car does not prevent the SFPD from chasing you.
A woman and her passenger were carjacked in the Financial District early Thursday morning, police Officer Albie Esparza said, and cops had to cross the Bay in their pursuit of the suspects, who were arrested in Oakland. The vehicle was recovered.
The 83-year-old victim and her male passenger, 50, were near Washington and Battery streets about 1:40 a.m. when two men approached their vehicle. A window was smashed in and one suspect simulated having a gun, Esparza said.
The victims were forcibly removed from the vehicle, Esparza said, but not injured.
Police identified the suspects as Floyd Jordan, 42, of Oakland and Gabriel Jordan, 35. Gabriel Jordan’s residence was unknown as of Thursday. It also was unknown if the two men are related.
San Francisco police spotted the car on the Bay Bridge and gave chase.
“Criminals think we can’t chase them” if they leave city limits, Esparza said.
Floyd Jordan fled from the vehicle at the West Grand Avenue exit, but was arrested. Gabriel Jordan continued onto Maritime Street, where he stopped the car and was arrested, Esparza said.
The California Highway Patrol and Oakland Police Department assisted in apprehending the suspects, Esparza said.
Both men were arrested on suspicion of carjacking, robbery, conspiracy, evasion and resisting arrest, Esparza said. Gabriel Jordan also was booked on battery, possession of stolen property and an outstanding warrant.