FRUITA, Colo. (KJCT)- Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are looking for two suspects in Fruita after they ditched a hijacked vehicle from California on Friday morning.
Possible suspect involved (CSP Fruita)
••COMMUNITY ALERT** - (Fruita Area) - California carjacking suspects in the Fruita area around 7am. 2 males, one white 5’10, 140 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, black baseball cap. Hispanic male, same build with tan shirt. Possible suspect photo attached. DO NOT APPROACH. Call 911 pic.twitter.com/K9fRa62mUl— CSP Fruita (@CSP_Fruita) June 26, 2020
Earlier on Friday, Utah State Patrol (USP) spotted the vehicle on I-70 in Utah, and briefly pursued the vehicle. However, they discontinued their chase at some point.
Colorado State Patrol says that the car was missing out of Ontario, California.
Colorado State Patrol first spotted the vehicle in Mack and followed them until they got off at the Fruita exit. By the time CSP got off, they found the vehicle abandoned near the Fruita Rec Center.
This initiated a shelter in place at the Fruita Rec Center and at the Fruita Hospital. These have since been lifted.
Multiple agencies have since responded and have set up a perimeter to look for the suspects.
Colorado State Patrol tells us they searched the immediate area, including neighborhoods and backyards.
Authorities are asking people in the area to be vigilant.
No suspects are in custody at this time.
CSP is taking the lead on the investigation.