Authorities: Porsche stolen in Alamo carjacking recovered after crash

Suspects remain at-large after running from scene on I-880 in Oakland

A year-old Porsche Boxster stolen from a woman during a carjacking in Alamo on Monday afternoon was recovered by authorities after it was damaged and abandoned following a crash on Interstate 880 in Oakland on Tuesday morning, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

The luxury car sustained significant front-end damage in the multi-vehicle collision on I-880 northbound just north of 66th Avenue around 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The two occupants reportedly ran from the scene and remain at-large. Authorities have not released suspect descriptions.

A Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy responded to Oakland later Tuesday and confirmed the car was the same 2015 Porsche Boxster carjacked from a woman in Alamo just before 2:30 p.m. Monday, according to office spokesman Jimmy Lee.

The carjacking occurred in a shopping center in the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard, with the woman telling deputies she was sitting in the driver's seat of her two-door Porsche Boxster convertible with the door open when a stranger forced her out of the car at gunpoint, Lee said.

The gunman entered the car and drove away, according to Lee. The woman was not harmed during the incident.

Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the stolen car, but it was not located Monday despite an extensive search, Lee said.

That changed Tuesday morning, when the Porsche Boxster was found on I-880 after crashing, according to the CHP.

By the time officers arrived, the suspects had already fled on foot onto city streets, where they were picked up by another vehicle and driven from the area, according to the CHP.

The pair had allegedly been driving the Porsche on the right-hand shoulder at a high speed when they clipped the back of a big-rig that was in the slow lane. The Porsche then spun out of control and rear-ended a truck before coming to a stop, according to the CHP.

Officers believe the driver was injured in the crash.

The investigation into the carjacking is ongoing, Lee said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 646-2441. For any tips, call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message or email

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13 people like this
Posted by IMCurious
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 21, 2016 at 6:36 am

Gee,"...Authorities have not released suspect descriptions"... Is it really necessary?

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 21, 2016 at 6:45 am

What shopping center parking lot was this in?

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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 21, 2016 at 7:26 am

Marie,it was the shopping center, where the cleaners are located, and CVS. Across Danville Boulevard from the Safeway Shopping Center.
'IMCurios'.. it's funny, but it seems Politically Incorrect these days to give a description of the suspect because it often offends minorities.
I'm angry that these crooks are still on the loose come back and I'll do some more crimes.... and I bet you anything but they were already out on parole or had a lot of warrants for their arrest already. When are these 'open-minded' and empty-headed liberals in California going to realize the criminals belong in jail!

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Posted by Tracy
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

I'm surprised that all cars don't have built in gps devices that would make it easier to track and locate the vehicle. Our phones have it. The Waze app can track where you are, where you're going and your speed. I think OnStar is a location device for cars. I don't know if it's offered on all vehicles.

The technology is there.

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Posted by CK
a resident of Danville
on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

There are 10+ stores in that Stone Valley Center where CVS is mean to tell me that there is no video cameras at any of these businesses that can be used to get pictures of the perps? For sure the Shell and Chevron gas stations on the corner have cameras and can provide some pictures as they headed to the 680 freeway. Also, in the pics of the car after the crash, the top is there are no cameras on the 880 that they can check for pictures?

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

They have good descriptions of the perps. The fact that they have not been released tell is a very good indicator of what the description will say. If you look at the history of violent crime in this area (yes of course there are exceptions) there is a VERY clear pattern and we all know what it is. DOJ stats nationwide for decades also bears this out but we are not allowed to discuss this and must pretend that violent crime is commited by all at same rate as percentage of the population.
Math is not allowed here nor is rational debate.

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Posted by Bratwurst
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

Sounds like they got some DNA evidence. Hope LE does a full investigation. NIA Alert

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