PLEASANT HILL -- A man who robbed an electronics store Tuesday night remained on the loose, after he fled from officers in a brief vehicle pursuit, police said.

Officers were called to Parrot Wireless at 1300 Contra Costa Blvd. around 9 p.m., after employees called 911 and reported an armed robbery at the store, Pleasant Hill police Sgt. Tim Frank said. Police found a weapon they suspect was used in the robbery on the route of their pursuit, but they wouldn't say what kind of weapon it is.

One officer began to follow a suspicious vehicle seen immediately after the robbery, and the brief chase proceeded from southbound Highway 242 onto southbound Interstate 680, Frank said. Once there, the chase was called off because the suspect started driving erratically and collided with another car, police said.

Police did not release the make or model of car, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Police were pursuing leads in the case, Frank said.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 28 years old, around 5 feet, 11 inches or 6 feet tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with red sleeves.

The store lost some of its merchandise and cash in the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Pleasant Hill police at 925-288-4600.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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