Two juveniles in custody; accused of NW Albuquerque carjacking

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Albuquerque Police arrested two juveniles they said pulled out guns, carjacked two people and caused chaos in the northwest part of the city.

It all happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday, near Unser and Irving. It was also captured on home surveillance video.

The video shows two people get out of a car, faces covered, one of them pointing what appears to be a gun. 

“They run to the vehicle and tell them, ‘Get out of the car and get on the ground,'” a neighbor said.

According to the neighbors, the people who were carjacked were being followed for a while when they decided to pull over.

“It was suspicious,” the neighbor said. “They kept looking in their rear-view mirror and they knew something was wrong.”

Police also believe the suspects, in this case, could be tied to another carjacking that happened around 3:30 p.m.

“They seem to be connected to the second one. We’re not sure but we’ll be investigating that,” APD spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos said. 

Police said after the two got away in the white car, they led police on a short chase and ended up crashing on Unser and Montano. Officers then chased the two teens on foot before they were taken into custody.

APD says the two arrested did have guns on them; one gun was stolen. As for the getaway driver in the video, police did not say if that person was arrested Tuesday. 

During the chase, Albuquerque Police say two of its officers crashed into each other. No one was hurt. 
 

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