STOCKTON (CBS13) – Stockton police are investigating after a chase with robbery suspects ended in a crash that killed two people.
Just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Stockton police received a call from Lodi police reporting a robbery at a Costco. The suspects apparently tried to snatch someone’s purse at the Costco. On their way out of the parking, the suspects hit a car and took off.
Lodi police gave Stockton police the license plate number of the possible suspect vehicle, which they believe, was headed towards Stockton, according to a statement from authorities.
Stockton police located the suspect’s vehicle and pursued the suspects. Despite being followed by police, the suspect vehicle didn’t stop. And when it reached the area of Hammer Lane and Alexandria Place, the driver reportedly hit a bicyclist, three other vehicles and lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll.
Two people inside the suspect vehicle were killed in the crash. A third person was taken to the hospital to be treated for unknown injuries.
The bicyclist and those who were in the cars that were hit are being treated for injuries that appear to be not life-threatening.
Hammer Lane near Alexandria Place will be closed for the time being as police investigate the scene.
This is a developing story. Keep checking back for updates.