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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An armed carjacking suspect is under arrest in Miami after leading police on a high-speed pursuit that started when he stole an SUV at knifepoint from an 85-year-old woman at Dadeland Mall in Kendall.
The suspect was identified as Carlos Heriberto Escutary, 42, from Hialeah.
Miami-Dade Police responded to Dadeland Mall Friday afternoon after the elderly woman from Brazil was confronted by Heriberto with a knife.
Police say he demanded the victim’s 2018 grey Nissan Rogue and drove away.
“This is another reminder of how everyone has to be aware of their surroundings,” said Miami-Dade Police Det. Angel Rodriguez.
Police quickly issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) and when officers tried to make a traffic stop, he took off.
Police pursued the Rogue from Kendall to the City of Miami where the suspect crashed into a parked vehicle at SW 1st Street and 5th Avenue.
The driver slowly exited the vehicle and laid on the ground with arms stretched out to surrender.
The owner of the SUV was taken to the scene to positively identify the suspect.
Heriberto is being charged with carjacking, armed robbery and aggravated assault on a person 65 years or older.