The driver of a suspect vehicle wanted in connection with an armed home invasion robbery evaded police during a vehicle pursuit on Friday in South San Francisco, police said.
At about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the South San Francisco Police Department’s Neighborhood Response Team spotted a white pickup truck with paper plates wanted in connection with a Wednesday night robbery in which a man was robbed at gunpoint in the garage of his South San Francisco home, according to police.
The truck, described as a 2011 Ford F150 with an extended cab, chrome rims and white paper plates with red lettering, was spotted traveling west on Hickey Boulevard at Hilton Avenue in South San Francisco, police said.
Officers attempted to stop the driver of the vehicle to investigate, but the driver accelerated and led police on a high-speed chase onto northbound Junipero Serra Boulevard.
The driver of the suspect vehicle, described as a bald white man approximately 30 to 35 years old, proceeded to run a red light at Serramonte Boulevard in Colma. He then drove onto northbound Interstate 280, traveling on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway during heavy traffic, police said.
Officers lost sight of the pickup truck at the exit to Highway 1 in San Francisco, according to police.
During the home invasion robbery on Wednesday, police said two unknown suspects approached the victim while he was inside his open garage in the 300 block of Susie Way at about 11 p.m.
One of the suspects brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s personal belongings. One suspect held the victim at gunpoint while the second suspect removed personal belongings from the victim and an undisclosed amount of cash from the property, according to police.
The suspects then loaded the stolen property into a white pickup truck that was waiting nearby with a female driver. The three suspects fled the area in an unknown direction, police said.
No one was injured in the robbery.
The first suspect was described as a Hispanic man around 40 to 45 years old with a stocky build. He was about 6 feet 1 inch tall with short black hair, brown eyes, unshaven with multiple tattoos on his right arm. He was wearing a white T-shirt with a brown jacket and blue jeans.
The second suspect was described as a white man around 40 to 45 years old with a slender build. He was about 6 feet tall with short blond hair, blue eyes, clean-shaven and a distinct teardrop tattoo below the corner of his right eye. He was wearing a black baseball hat, baggy white T-shirt and baggy blue jeans, police said.
The third suspect was described as a white female with a slender build.
The pickup truck was initially described as having an extended cab with a custom lift and brown paper license plates.
Police ask that anyone with any information about this crime contact the South San Francisco Police Department at (650) 877-8900, or the Anonymous Tip Line at (650) 952-2244.