Miami, FL (January 12, 2019) - A Miami man faces charges of armed robbery and carjacking following a police chase and crash. 42-year-old Carlos Heriberto Escutary is accused of stealing a gray Nissan SUV from the Dadeland Mall on Friday, January 11th.
Escutary allegedly threatened the victim with a knife in the parking lot and demanded that she give him her car keys. The victim, identified as 85-year-old Yvonne Kosidowski, complied with Escutary's demands. Escutary then drove away from the mall before being located by City of Miami officers.
The chase continued throughout city streets as police drew their guns on Escutary. Escutary then crashed the SUV into a parked car at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Southwest First Street. He exited the vehicle and surrendered to police.
Escutary has been charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, carjacking and aggravated assault on a person 65 or older.
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