Armed Carjacking in Homewood

An armed carjacking in Homewood touched off a wild chase on Thursday, that included several wrecks.  Authorities say the crook stole the car from a woman at gunpoint on Oxmoor Road near Saw's BBQ shortly before 3 p.m.  Police spotted the red Corvette on Valley Avenue, and the chase began.  Police pursued the car onto I-65, and through the streets of downtown Birmingham.    The crook caused three crashes before he jumped out at Carraway Boulevard, and ran into the woods, police said.   The man was caught a short time later.   No injuries were reported, but the Corvette sustained significant damage.

Photo:  WBRC


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