OXNARD : 3 Teen-Agers Accused of Robbing Market

Police arrested three teen-agers after they allegedly robbed an Oxnard market, fled in a stolen Cadillac and crashed into two homes while trying to evade police.

One of the teen-agers entered the Smith's Food & Drug Center in the 2400 block of Saviers Road about 9:45 p.m. Sunday and was seen stuffing a bottle of alcohol into his jacket, Oxnard Police spokesman David Keith said.

Two employees confronted the youth, who ran from the store toward the vehicle. When employees gave chase, one youth jumped from the car and threatened the workers with a knife, Keith said.

The juveniles sped away, with police in pursuit, before smashing into a house on Astoria Place. The car hit a second home at Arcadia and Laurel streets before the teen-agers were arrested.

The youths, all of whom are 16, were arrested on suspicion of robbery and joy-riding, Keith said. One was cited and released to his parents, and the other two were taken to Ventura County Juvenile Hall, he said.

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