Armed carjacking suspect arrested in Tacoma after car needed jump start

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An armed car theft suspect was arrested outside of St. Joseph Medical Center early Thursday morning, after realizing the car he tried stealing needed a jump start.

According to the Tacoma Police Department (TPD), at around 2:43 a.m., someone called 911 saying they were robbed at knife point near the corner of S. J St. and S 17th St.

Authorities say they quickly arrested the 42-year-old suspect after he tried running away. He was immediately booked for robbery in the first degree.

After the arrest, police gave the victim’s car a jump start and sent them home. 

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