PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Police have identified three of the four suspects in Tuesday's police pursuit of a stolen car and carjacked pickup truck. However, this all started as a week-long investigation involving multiple robberies.
Phoenix Police first began investigating their crime spree more than a week ago.
It all started with Scotty Hernandez, 22, robbed two people near 35th Avenue and Encanto. Police say he also stole their blue Audi sedan, which would later be used to continue this crime spree.
It's the same vehicle that was spotted on surveillance video last Friday outside a Phoenix Domino's restaurant at 9th Street and Camelback Road. Two unknown men attempted and failed to break into the safe of the pizza place.
Hernandez later admitted to police that he was the getaway driver that day.
Now, Hernandez faces nine felony counts including armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft, robbery and burglary. He is the suspect accused of driving the stolen Audi and carjacking a woman's pickup truck near 107th Avenue and Van Buren.
Police arrested him in the area of 17th Avenue and Mountain View Road after he ran into his parents' apartment.
Also with Hernandez was Dosmieke Sinclair, 22, who faces a felony weapons violation. Police say he was riding in the stolen Audi. He's seen bailing from the car near Dysart and Buckeye in Avondale.
Officers said he was possibly armed with a long gun. They took him into custody at an apartment unit in the area.
At the scene of the carjacked pickup truck, two other passengers were detained including 23-year-old Alexis Barragan.
Police say she had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and shoplifting.
A fourth person has been released pending further investigation.
Records show Hernandez told investigators the woman driving the pickup had a handgun inside her truck. She was not hurt.
The suspects had been under investigation since the end of last month. Police tried to pull them over on Tuesday in central Phoenix when the wild pursuit began.