On Jan. 29, Northern Station police responded to a reported auto boost on Steiner Street. As they investigated, they got a description of the vehicle used by the subjects, and found items that belonged to the victims. They then heard the vehicle was involved in a separate incident, and soon thereafter, plain clothes offices from Central Station spotted the vehicle casing other vehicles and began to follow the subjects. The subjects headed back to the Northern District, where the surveillance was taken up by that station’s plain clothes officers in Japantown.
The officers witnessed the subjects steal items from another victim’s vehicle, and they soon managed to stop the subjects in heavy traffic; though the subjects tried to flee, they were captured and arrested. Inside their vehicle, police found numerous items belonging to the various auto boost victims.
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