UPDATE: Police have identified the three armed robbery suspects who led officers from multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through two counties early this morning.
Santa Rosa residents Jose Campos, 22, and Javier Campos, 20, were arrested around 2 a.m. on suspicion of armed robbery, possession of a loaded firearm and conspiracy this morning along with Chris Silva, 24, of Visalia, according to a Sonoma County Sheriff's report.
The high-speed chase through Marin started when Sonoma deputies received a report of a home invasion robbery in Petaluma in which three men carrying handguns tied up the victims and robbed them at gunpoint, stealing roughly 8 pounds of marijuana, about $2,500 in cash and a cell phone, police said.
When the car with the three people in it failed to yield at a traffic stop at Pepper and Stony Point Roads in Petaluma, officers followed them onto southbound 101.
According to officers, the suspects promptly threw two handguns out of the SUV's windows, causing the deputy in pursuit to run over one of the weapons, puncturing a tire. Another deputy continued the chase with help from Petaluma police until the vehicle crossed into Marin County, when area CHP officers took over the pursuit, following the suspects at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
A suspect vehicle fleeing Sonoma County after 1 a.m. this morning led officers on a high-speed chase through San Rafael before being arrested, as their car burst into flames, in Richmond.
According to CHP officers, around 1:38 a.m. Sonoma County Sheriff's Department advised that they were in pursuit of a black Mercury Mountaineer that was suspected in being involved in an armed home invasion robbery in unincorporated Sonoma County near Petaluma. The Sonoma officers were pursuing the car as it entered southbound 101 at the East Washington exit in Petaluma and a CHP helicopter picked up the chase on 101.
Sonoma County Sheriff's officer requested that Marin CHP pick up the chase as the suspect car entered Marin and at 1:49 a.m. Marin CHP took over as the primary pursuit agents near the Marinwood ramp on southbound 101, according to CHP officials.
The chase ranged from 80 to 100 mph in light traffic conditions, said officers, and at on-ramp from Second Street in San Rafael a spike strip was deployed onto 101 - causing the suspect's front right tire to deflate.
The car exited at Anderson Drive and briefly drove the wrong way on westbound Anderson before entering the eastbound side. The suspect car failed to stop for traffic lights and drove down Anderson Drive at 60 mph. There were no accidents from other cars in the area reported.
According to the CHP, the suspect car entered I-580 and the San Rafael-Richmond Bridge, where it eventually lost its front right tire causing the wheel to spark. Near the toll plaza on the bridge, the remaining portions of the wheel detached and the suspect car proceeded to drive on the right front rotor and a partial wheel rim at 70 mph.
In Richmond, the suspect car took the Canal Boulevard off-ramp. With no front wheel, the car was unable to drive more than 30 mph and sparking heavily, said CHP officers.
The car came to a stop at Buena Vista Avenue and Montana Street at Pt. Richmond and immediately burst into flames, said officers.
Three suspects were taken into custody. The Sonoma County Sheriff Department will handle the investigation.
-- Bay City News contributed to this article.