Created: November 02, 2020 06:08 AM
Early Monday, Brooklyn Park police reported two people were arrested in connection with recent carjackings.
Police said they were pursuing a vehicle, suspected of being stolen in Minneapolis, at about 3 a.m. when the driver got out in the area of Pearson Parkway and 83rd Avenue and ran from police.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter assisted in searching for the driver, who was later found hiding in a trash can in the area and was arrested.
Meanwhile, as police were searching for that driver, officers found a second suspicious vehicle in the area.
Officers learned that vehicle had also been stolen and attempted to stop the driver, however, the driver drove from the scene at a high rate of speed, according to police.
The state patrol's helicopter was able to track the driver, who crashed the stolen vehicle in Brookdale Park. He was arrested, with the assistance of Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies and Brooklyn Center officers, police stated.
Carjacking Arrest/Anoka County Assist - On 11/02/2020 at approximately 0300 hours, Anoka County Sheriff's Deputies pursued a vehicle into the City of Brooklyn Park. The vehicle was wanted in connection with a carjacki... More info: https://t.co/1pCn3FrBE4— Brooklyn Park Police (@BPPD) November 2, 2020
Police in the metro area said they want people to be on alert, as they report a rise in violent carjackings.
Police are urging people to pay close attention to their surroundings while going to and from their vehicles and, if possible, police encourage pairing up with others to help discourage any potential trouble.
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