Robbery turns to carjacking when suspect flees

Saturday, January 5, 2002

An armed robbery at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park turned into a carjacking Friday evening on Bloomfield Road when a fleeing suspect wrecked his car, then shoved a woman out of her four-wheel-drive vehicle, witnesses said.

The suspect led police on a high-speed chase through town, which ended after the stolen car was broadsided by a Kelley Transportation van on Sprigg Street.

The suspect fled on foot and was cornered by police behind Southeast Missouri State University's facilities management building.

For more on the carjacking, see Saturday's Southeast Missourian.

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