Burglars Manage Daring Getaway Driving the Wrong Way on I-680

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Two alleged burglars were able to evade authorities by driving the wrong way down Contra Costa County’s Interstate 680 this week.

According to the East Bay Times, a female homeowner pulled up to her home on the 18000 block of Bollinger Canyon Road around noon on Tuesday and noticed a Honda Civic with paper plates from a Livermore dealership parked in her driveway.

She reportedly went to confront the strangers when the driver honked the horn on the vehicle. A second strange man came out of her house, entered the car, and sped away.

“A San Ramon officer monitoring local scanner traffic within city limits heard the ensuing suspicious-circumstance call to a dispatcher, and then noticed a car matching the initial description near Crow Canyon Road and Deerwood Drive,” the East Bay Times reported. “When the car failed to yield, the officer began pursuit.”

The Honda reportedly then drove over the Interstate 680 overpass and began driving southbound into the northbound I-680 lanes. It was not reported whether oncoming traffic was heavy, medium or light at that time.

The sheriff’s office was unable to provide any more updates. “I don’t have information to give you at this point,” Detective Durrer told Breitbart News.

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Jimmy Lee told Breitbart News that the alleged burglary was uncommon for the area. “It does seem unusual,” he said. “We haven’t had many similar incidents in that area on that at all.”

The area where the alleged burglary took place is unincorporated. According to Officer Lee, an unincorporated area is a non-city area that is handled by the sheriff’s office, as opposed to an area that is located within city limits, which means it would be handled by that city’s local police department.

The Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the case.

Anyone with information should call their investigation division at 925-313-2600, call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voicemail, or e-mail tips@so.cccounty.us.

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