Two San Mateo men were arrested Tuesday evening in connection with the armed robbery of an auto repair shop, police said Wednesday.
Tyler Ehrman, 21, and Cameron Nickravesh, 22, both of San Mateo, were arrested at about 5:15 p.m. after a witness helped lead police to the suspects, San Mateo Police Sgt. Dave Norris said.
Officers responded called to Tri Audio Sound at 700 North San Mateo Drive to reports of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
Officers flooded the area as dispatch was drawing some critical suspect information from the victim, a 64-year-old Redwood City man and the owner of the business, according to Norris.
Information from the victim and from critical detailed accounts of witnesses received by responding officers described the suspects and their vehicle – a gold or beige 4-door Toyota Camry.
Officer Joe Bonachita, a 13-year veteran patrol officer, immediately took to the freeway as the vehicle description was broadcast, and soon spotted the suspect vehicle heading south on U.S. Highway 101.
Bonachita followed the suspect vehicle off the freeway into Belmont, and with the support of officers from San Mateo and Belmont Police Departments, safely detained both occupants.
The replica handgun used in the crime was located in the suspect vehicle, Norris said. Both suspects have been booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of robbery.
No one was injured during this incident.