Officers arrested a man after he stole a car, robbed someone, and then crashed the stolen car following a brief pursuit Sunday morning.
Officers were called to the 200 block of Valley St at 6:30 PM Saturday for a report of a car-jacking. The victim told officers that she was approached from behind by the suspect who pointed a gun at her and demanded money and her car. The victim gave the man her cash and car keys. The suspect got into the white Fiat 500 and drove off Southbound.
Officers flooded the area and despite a lengthy area check, were unable to find the car or suspect.
Sunday morning officers received a call from a different woman claiming to have been robbed at gunpoint. The woman said the suspect was last seen driving away in a white Fiat 500.
Officers, knowing the description from the previous evening, again rushed to the area. Officers found the vehicle as it attempted to enter I-5. Officers briefly pursued the vehicle until the suspect driver’s behavior became too dangerous to continue. The suspect lost control on the Airport Way exit from I-5, crashing into another car. The suspect and a person from the other car were injured in the crash. Officers arrived and called for Medics, who treated the injured at the scene.
Officers arrest the suspect and called Traffic Collision Investigators who continue to investigate.