Thief swipes woman’s vehicle, later wrecks in North Raleigh, is finally nabbed by police

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wake County carjacker was busted after he wrecked a stolen car along U.S. 401 late Saturday afternoon, Raleigh police said.

The incident was reported north of U.S. 401 at Ligon Mill Road, according to Raleigh police.

The man first tried to steal a car from one person, but was unsuccessful and then moved on to another car in the Food Lion parking lot at 8440 Louisburg Road, police said Sunday.

The suspect, who did not have a gun, managed to take a car from a woman driver, according to police.

He then fled in the car, driving “at a high rate of speed” down U.S. 401 toward Raleigh, but wrecked.

The man then took off running into nearby woods near the intersection of U.S. 401 at Ligon Mill Road/Mitchell Mill Road, police said.

Police chased the suspect on foot and soon captured him, officers said.

The suspect was injured in the crash, according to police.

No other information was released.

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