Teens arrested for carjacking attempt in Mountain View

A trio of teenagers face criminal charges after allegedly trying to carjack a couple’s vehicle with a fake gun earlier this week in Mountain View. 

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Courtesy of the Mountain View Police Department
The fake gun used in the March 10 attempted carjacking.

The teens, charged with attempted carjacking and conspiracy to commit a crime, are from San Jose, but additional information about them has not been released because they are minors.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 10), three males approached the couple, a woman and her boyfriend, near the intersection of Central Avenue and Moffett Boulevard, according to a Mountain View Police Department press release. One of the three pointed a handgun at the boyfriend in an attempt to take his car, but the couple managed to drive away and call law enforcement. Officers tracked the suspects to the 400 block of Stierlin Road, a short distance away, but they refused to stop walking. The officers eventually managed to detain the trio.

“A subsequent search resulted in the discovery of a replica gun that appeared to look very much like a legitimate firearm,” according to the release.

The victims later confirmed that the three juveniles were the same people that had attempted to steal their car, according to the release.

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