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Chase led police through several towns
A suspect was taken into custody in Bedford on Monday after leading police on a wild chase through several towns.
The suspect was arrested on Springs Road after the vehicle struck a pole, according to Billerica police. The suspect suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital, sources said.
The incident started in Newton, where shots were fired during a carjacking in West Newton Square. The suspect vehicle fled to Billerica, where a second carjacking was reported on Nashua Road.
The suspect led police to Carlisle, where shots were fired. The suspect then crashed the second stolen vehicle, a Toyota Tundra, in Concord and carjacked a Ford Flex at gunpoint on Lowell Road.
“There were numerous cruisers on the side of the road. The gentleman just crashed the car, and we heard someone say he hijacked the car,” witness Jason Drinkwater said. “It’s crazy. In Concord, it’s crazy.”
The suspect then fled to Hanscom Air Force Base, where the car drove through the guard gate. The driver continued and was arrested on Springs Road in Bedford when the vehicle struck a pole, police said.
The suspect was not identified.
Police investigate Smith Street incident
LOWELL, Mass. — Lowell police are searching for two men in connection with an attempted armed carjacking of a Department of Public Works sanding vehicle Thursday.
A city employee said the men approached him while he was sanding Smith Street at 2 a.m., the Lowell Sun reported. He said the men pulled up in a black car and stopped on the sidewalk so he was forced to stop.
The victim said the men were wearing black masks and one had a gun. They yelled at him to get out of his vehicle, but he put the truck in reverse, and the men ran back to their car, the newspaper reported.
Police were called to the area, but the men were not found.
Louis Torres ordered held without bail
ASHLAND, Mass. — An Ashland man whose alleged carjacking attempt was thwarted by the intended victim and a Good Samaritan has been held without bail.
Prosecutors say 23-year-old Louis Torres approached a man outside a supermarket Sunday, told him he had a gun and demanded his car keys.
The MetroWest Daily News reports Torres punched the man and hit him with a backpack, before the victim fought back and subdued Torres with the help of a passer-by.
The victim held Torres until police arrived. No gun was found.
Torres faces several charges, including armed carjacking.
Torres, who represented himself at arraignment, did not argue for bail and told the judge he intends to plead guilty.
The judge said he could not plead guilty in District Court because the charges are Superior Court matters.