Four people were behind bars Friday after leading Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies on a high-speed pursuit after a string of commercial robberies in Palm Desert.
On Thursday, sheriff’s deputies arrested San Jose residents Zackery Martinez, 25, Nouman Saleh, 36, Dylan Oberdick, 39, and Indio resident Hannah Harbison, 33, after the group allegedly committed multiple commercial robberies in which they entered local businesses and stole “expensive merchandise” estimated over $5,000 in value, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chris Willison.
After allegedly stealing the merchandise, the four suspects fled in a Toyota 4-Runner and were later spotted by sheriff’s deputies, who attempted to pull them over at the intersection of Bob Hope and Gerald Ford drives, prompting a pursuit, according to Willison.
The suspects led deputies onto eastbound Interstate 10, where they allegedly began to throw a number of stolen items out of the vehicle. Deputies eventually stopped the vehicle on the Interstate 10 just west of Wiley’s Well Road, where the four were then taken into custody, said Willison.
The suspects were booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio on suspicion of multiple commercial burglaries.
Saleh and Oberdick were expected to make their initial court appearances at the Larson Justice Center on Tuesday. However, jail records were not immediately available for Martinez and Harbison.