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Shoplifting Suspects Arrested After Danville Crash

DANVILLE (CBS SF) -- Three suspects were arrested early Monday after allegedly shoplifting tools from a Home Depot store and then crashing their getaway vehicle on Highway 680, authorities said.

San Ramon police officers said they received a report around 6:14 a.m. of the shoplifting incident at the Home Depot at 2750 Crow Canyon Road. An employee attempted to stop the men, but failed. He did provide arriving officers with a description of the getaway car and a pursuit began a short time later.

The suspects fled on Interstate Highway 680, but the pursuit was short as the suspects crashed about four miles away after exiting the freeway at
Sycamore Valley Road.

The suspects ran from the crash scene, but all three were apprehended. Police Sgt. Nathan Jones said they were identified as Kamoni Gaines, 26, Daniel Hooper, 26, and John Williams, 31.

Williams, who was identified as the driver, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, evading and conspiracy. Gaines and Hooper were also arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy and Gaines for a probation violation.

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