The suspect we first told you about who fled from police on Tuesday, and caused Concord High School and other schools to be placed on lockdown, has been identified, and is now accused of carjacking driver.
The following update is from the Concord Police Department:
On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at approximately 11:18 AM, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office pursued a stolen vehicle into Concord. The suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle on Concord Bl. near West Street. After the collision, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to steal an occupied vehicle in the vicinity and was then seen fleeing on foot. For precautionary reasons, nearby schools (Concord High School and El Dorado Middle School) were advised of the incident and those schools were placed in lockdown status. Officers conducted an extensive ground search for the suspect in the area, however, he was not found. The two schools were released from lockdown.
During this on-going investigation, Officers learned that immediately after the collision the suspect carjacked an occupied vehicle and forced the victim driver to drive him out of the area.
The victim was later released by the suspect, unharmed.
Officers continued to look for the suspect, who was known and additionally wanted on a felony arrest warrant. At about 9:00 PM that evening, Officers developed information he was at a residence on Balhan Ct. in Concord. Officers located the suspect there and he was arrested without incident. He was identified as 31 year-old Moner Amir, a Concord resident.
Amir was booked at the Concord Police Department jail facility for the felony warrant, pursuit, stolen vehicle, felony hit and run, robbery-carjacking, and kidnapping. He will be transported to County Jail in Martinez.
This investigation is still on-going. For this reason, no additional information will be released to the public at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Concord Police Department’s Investigations Division at 925-671-3030. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the anonymous tip-line at 925-603-5836.