A 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of carjacking a woman at a Chevron gas station, police said.
Police were called to the gas station at 7007 San Ramon Road around 6 a.m. to investigate a reported carjacking. The man allegedly entered the passenger side of the woman's vehicle while parked at a gas pump and ordered her into the backseat. The victim refused his order and escaped following a physical confrontation, according to police.
The man allegedly tried to drag her back into the car, but with the help of a witness, the victim freed herself and ran to the gas station store for help. The culprit fled in the victim's vehicle, according to police.
Officers tracked the suspect to the area of 83rd Avenue and A Street in Oakland, where the stolen vehicle was found. After being spotted by officers, the man ran into nearby residential backyards, police said.
With the assistance of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and Oakland police, Dublin police's suspect was found hiding in the area and arrested. He was taken to Santa Rita Jail and booked on suspicion of carjacking, kidnapping and resisting arrest.
The man's name, which was released by Dublin police, is being withheld in accordance with Embarcadero Media's policy on identifying arrestees before prosecutors file formal charges in a case.