Armed standoff ends following carjacking of elderly woman, police pursuit in Algonquin

Photo by Alex Vucha

What started as a hit-and-run ended with the suspect carjacking an 83-year-old woman at knifepoint and crashing near Barrington Hills, resulting in a police standoff.

The Algonquin Police Department said that police tried to stop a man on Sunrise Lane in Algonquin while they were investigating a hit-and-run crash at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

The man ran from police to near the Walgreens, 1301 East Algonquin Road, and a foot chase ensued. During the foot pursuit the suspect pulled out a knife and then continued running into the parking lot of the Jewel Osco, 1501 East Algonquin Road.

The suspect unsuccessfully tried to carjack an occupied vehicle before then trying to carjack a different vehicle. The suspect broke the window of an occupied 2003 Dodge Neon, driven by an 83-year-old Algonquin woman, and forcefully entered that vehicle. The woman was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured, police said.

Authorities said that the suspect then attempted to hit two Algonquin Police Department officers with the stolen vehicle and then fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The police officers were not injured.

Police lost sight of the vehicle and at 9 p.m. a Barrington Hills Police Department officer found the stolen Dodge Neon near Haeger’s Bend Road and Algonquin Road. The car had crashed into a telephone pole and the suspect remained in the vehicle, refusing to cooperate with police. He eventually surrendered at 9:50 p.m., police said.

Timothy M. Andrews, 30, of unincorporated Algonquin, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking, one count of unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and three counts of aggravated assault. Andrews was transported to the McHenry County Jail after receiving treatment at the hospital for his injuries suffered in the crash.

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