FREMONT— Three suspects were taken into custody 17 minutes after Provident Credit Union was robbed in October. Two men and a woman driver were caught during a freeway chase in rush hour.
The robbery happened shortly before closing time at a branch office located at 39080 Argonaut Way. Employees activated an alarm and advised police that a robbery was in progress.
A detailed description was provided of the suspects and a grey sedan used to flee. About a minute later, it was spotted on Mowry Avenue, approaching a freeway on-ramp.
Fremont police pursued them onto Interstate 880, joined by a California Highway Patrol officer. The chase lasted a few miles through Hayward and into Union City, near Whipple Avenue.
A tricky maneuver finally ended this high-speed chase. The suspects’ car was bumped and pushed to the side of the freeway, forcing the driver to stop. It turns out this car was stolen five days earlier in Hayward.
The three suspects remain in custody at Santa Rita Jail. All three have criminal histories, with prior convictions.
The driver Larisha P. Kilgore, 27 of El Cerrito, is charged with robbery, vehicle theft and evading police. She was already on probation for a previous vehicle theft.
Bryan T. Colston, 30 of Oakland, is charged with robbery and possession of a controlled substance. In addition, Colston faces two weapons-related charges. And he has several prior firearms convictions.
Damario D. Crawford, 32 of Oakland, is charged with robbery. His prior convictions include an assault with a firearm, and he recently spent three years in prison.