Law enforcement authorities arrested three people and searched for a fourth in an armed robbery on a Spring Valley street.
Deputies were called to the 9900-block of Jamacha Boulevard around 9 p.m. after two people reported they had been robbed of a phone and watch by a group carrying a shotgun.
San Diego police, San Diego County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol combed the neighborhood near Fresno and Palm Avenues.
Investigators arrested three suspects including one woman-- and recovered a shotgun several miles away.
Police say the suspects robbed the two victims then fled in a white, older model Thunderbird.
When officials first spotted the car there was a short pursuit. Deputies lost sight of the Thunderbird near Spring Street and State Route 94.
The suspects dumped the car and ran, deputies said.
Using a helicopter and with the help of residents and several law enforcement agencies, officials found three of the suspects and the Thunderbird.
A search of the suspects’ car did not turn up other weapons but investigators say there was a second shotgun and a handgun used in the robbery.