MIDLOTHIAN/CEDAR HILL (CBSDFW.COM) – What started as an armed robbery and claimed carjacking in Midlothian ended in Cedar Hill after a short police chase.
The incident began around 3:15 a.m. when police were called about an armed suspect who robbed the Love’s Truck Stop on Highway 67. The suspect fled in a maroon-colored Chrysler passenger that had two other people inside.
Officers sent to the scene located the suspect’s car and gave chase, during which the vehicle pulled onto the shoulder of Hwy. 67 and a person threw something out the passenger side.
A short time later the driver of that car called police claiming that he’d been carjacked and ordered by the suspect to keep driving and not stop.
Eventually the driver exited the freeway in Cedar Hill and pulled into the parking lot of a Hobby Lobby store near Belt Line Road and all three people inside the vehicle were arrested.
The male driver is being held in the Midlothian Jail on “Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle” charges. The front passenger, a woman, is being held on “Public Intoxication” charges and another male passenger is being held on “Aggravated Robbery” charges.
After the arrests it was determined the call claiming the driver had been carjacked was fake. Investigators also went back to the point where something was thrown out of the suspect vehicle and recovered a stolen Glock 23 handgun.
No one at the truck stop or on the highway was injured.