OAKLAND -- A high-speed police chase of a Jaguar sedan stolen in an Oakland home invasion robbery netted two felons who were in the car and who were both wearing tennis shoes taken in the heist, authorities said Tuesday.
Two other suspects are still being sought.
The two men arrested were identified by police as Toryon D. Hardy, 23, of Hayward, and Anthony Scott, 20, of San Leandro. Hardy is on probation for robbery and Scott for assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.
Despite being inside the 2002 Jaguar S-Type sedan and wearing the stolen tennis shoes, both men denied involvement in the robbery, authorities said.
Police said the robbery happened about 11:20 p.m. Sunday on Bona Street in East Oakland.
A 22-year-old woman was about to take some packages from the Jaguar's trunk when she was reportedly approached by four men, one with a gun. They forced her into the house where they took a television, cell phone, tennis shoes that belonged to the woman's boyfriend and other items, police said. The suspects allegedly also took the keys to the Jaguar and drove away.
The Jaguar with four occupants was spotted by police about 5:45 p.m. Monday in the Fruitvale district and a pursuit began.
The Jaguar got onto Interstate 580 and got off at the MacArthur Boulevard exit with police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies in pursuit.
The Jaguar crashed into a parked vehicle in the 5400 block of MacArthur Boulevard across from Mills College and the four occupants ran off, said Oakland Officers Hector Jimenez and Omar Daza-Quiroz.
Hardy and Scott were arrested immediately on suspicion of the crime, but the other two suspects escaped, despite a large manhunt, police said.
An assault pistol was recovered in the Jaguar, Daza-Quiroz said.
Both Hardy and Scott were arrested on suspicion of home invasion robbery, vehicle theft and felons in possession of an assault weapon.
Anyone with information about the other suspects can call police at 510-238-3326.