PD: Carjackers help woman with groceries before stealing her car in Glendale

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 17:18:36-04

GLENDALE — Two carjackers have been arrested after allegedly threatening a woman and her child at gunpoint in Glendale, court documents say.

Glendale police report that on March 14, a woman and her 8-year-old child returned to their home located near 43rd and Glendale avenues after going grocery shopping.

The woman was allegedly confronted by two men, later identified as Archie Underwood, 22, and 18-year-old Gregorio Mocasque, outside of her home.

Mocasque reportedly held a handgun while demanding the woman hand over her vehicle.

The woman reportedly asked that her child be removed from the vehicle before handing over her car.

Once the victim's child exited the car, Mocasque and Underwood reportedly held the woman at gunpoint, but helped her bring the groceries into her apartment before stealing her car.

Phoenix police spotted and pursued the stolen car near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Police say Underwood was driving the car and struck multiple vehicles during the pursuit. The car crashed after being spiked stripped near 24th Street and Buckeye Road.

Underwood remained in the car and was arrested, while Mocasque fled but was soon caught.

Court records show that Mocasque and Underwood caused over $50,000 in damage to the stolen car and other vehicles.

Mocasque has an active warrant out of Yavapai County, while Underwood has three active warrants out of Mesa, according to court documents.

Mocasque and Underwood are both facing multiple charges including car theft, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and unlawful flight.