PD: Teen arrested after armed carjacking and crash that began in Glendale

Posted at 6:01 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 09:13:17-04

Glendale police say a 16-year-old boy was arrested after reportedly carjacking someone at gunpoint, taking off and later crashing near a bank. 

The incident began around 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the area of 59th Avenue and Bearsley. The suspect, reportedly armed with a rifle, took a victim's black BMW from a Circle K parking lot. before taking off, headed westbound on the Loop 101. 

The vehicle was found crashed into a tree at a bank near 99th Avenue and Bell Road, but the suspect fled on foot. 

Police, with the help of K-9 officers, searched the area and found the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, and arrested him. 

No other information has been released, however police say the victim of the carjacking was not injured.