HAYWARD -- Police arrested a masked man suspected of robbing a Southland Mall jewelry store, along with his getaway driver, on Tuesday afternoon after a chase through a Hayward residential neighborhood.
About 12:10 p.m., the robbery suspect reportedly used Mace on an employee at a jewelry store and smashed a glass case, Lt. Roger Keener said. The suspect took off running toward Firestone Tires, where he jumped into a vehicle and took off with officers following until the car stopped just east of Calaroga Avenue.
The driver of the getaway vehicle remained in the car and was caught, while the other took off on foot, Keener said. Police began their search of the 25800 block of Peterman Avenue after the suspect was seen jumping backyard fences in that neighborhood.
A canine unit was deployed, and the suspect was found in a backyard on that street about 12:55 p.m., Keener said. Both suspects have been taken into custody.
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