Warren carjacking suspect, 16, caught in Detroit

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published January 31, 2019

 WARREN — A teenager who allegedly carjacked a woman at an apartment complex near Nine Mile and Hoover roads Jan. 30 was taken into custody following a search that ended two miles away in Detroit.

WARREN — A teenager who allegedly carjacked a woman at an apartment complex near Nine Mile and Hoover roads Jan. 30 was taken into custody following a search that ended two miles away in Detroit.

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WARREN — A teenager who allegedly carjacked a woman at an apartment complex near Nine Mile and Hoover roads Jan. 30 was taken into custody following a search that ended two miles away in Detroit.

Detective Sgt. Robert Eidt of the Warren Police Department said the teen, 16, of Warren, was arrested near Crusade Street and Collingham Drive, south of Eight Mile Road between Hayes and Kelly roads, a short time after the incident was reported at 5:05 p.m.

The teen was reportedly armed with a handgun when he approached a 22-year-old Warren woman in a white, 2008 Saturn Vue and ordered her to get out of the vehicle.

“She had just opened the door, just started to get in, when the suspect approached her on foot. It was super fast,” Eidt said. “She didn’t have time to close her door when the suspect approached, kind of got right into that door area and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun, pointed at her and said, ‘Get out of the car.’ She got out of the car, the suspect jumped in and drove off.”

Warren officers located the vehicle in Detroit a short time later. The vehicle reportedly crashed at Crusade and Collingham and the teen allegedly fled on foot.

Eidt said officers set up an perimeter and checked nearby yards, where they apparently located the suspect hiding behind a garage. He was taken into custody after he allegedly continued fleeing and was later treated for possible exposure to the bitter cold.

Because of his age, the suspect’s identity was not released and the case will be adjudicated through juvenile court.

The incident remained under investigation Jan. 31.