An 18-year-old Chicago man was charged with stealing a Jeep from a car wash in Cary and then using that vehicle during a carjacking in Chicago in which two young children were in the backseat of the carjacked car, police said.
Dimari Terry, 18, of the 4900 block of West Concord Place in Chicago, was issued an arrest warrant for one count of theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony, relating to the Cary incident, police announced Thursday.
The Cary Police Department responded around 3:45 p.m. October 18 to the Cary Car Wash, 820 West Northwest Highway, for a report of a stolen vehicle.
Officers learned that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen while being dried after a car wash. The offender was described as a tall, skinny black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants.
The stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee was last seen driving westbound on Route 14 from the business, officers were told.
Cary police investigators later learned the Jeep was used to commit a carjacking on Chicago’s northwest side on October 18. Chicago police said that several days later officers attempted to stop a stolen car on the city’s West Side and the suspects fled.
One of the men taken into custody was 18-year-old Dimari Terry. Cary police investigators were able to identify Terry as also being the suspect who stole the Jeep in Cary.
An arrest warrant carrying a $40,000 bond was issued for Terry, who is currently being held in the Cook County Jail for charges relating to the incidents that occurred in Chicago.