Friday, January 27, 2023

Alleged Armed Robbery in Clearlake—Getaway Car Collides With Another—Suspects Flee the Scene


This situation is fluid, and the information is based on scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page, but a fast-moving situation is developing in Lake County that began with an armed robbery, then a dangerous getaway, a traffic collision, and finally suspects fleeing the scene.

Scanner traffic indicated that around 5:00 p.m. two black male adults committed an armed robbery at a business near the intersection of Highway 53 and West 40th Avenue in Clearlake.

Subsequent scanner traffic and the CHP Traffic Incident Information page indicated the two suspects fled the incident driving a black BMW, weaving in lanes, nearly colliding with oncoming traffic, and finally near the intersection of State Route 29 and the Spruce Grove exit the vehicle overturned.

At that point, the two suspects reportedly fled the scene of the collision after a red SUV driven by a female picked them up and sped off. Some sort of drugs or alcohol and stolen property were located in the getaway vehicle.

UPDATE 7:18 p.m.: Multiple social media users are shedding light on the nature of the drugs at the scene: several pounds of cannabis in plastic bags were reportedly in the vehicle and spread over the roadway.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.



  1. Well you might get your wish. Joe Biden is busy making sure every body that wants a crack pipe has one. Google it.

    • I hope someone reads this to you. I looked it up. If you could read you would see that you are wrong. I hope that’s the problem anyway, because if you made this up or posted someone else’s made up accusation you are the fake news problem. Your local library likely has learn to read programs.

  2. This is scanner reports, not official news. Non of it is admissible in court. That is what press releases by law enforcement is for. Meanwhile we sit on our couch and pretend to be Sherlock

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