Police say two men stole a pizza delivery driver’s car in Cary on Friday and one of them was arrested after they were involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Elgin.
The Cary Police Department responded around 5:15 p.m. Friday to the Rosati’s Pizza, 395 Cary-Algonquin Road, for a report of a vehicle theft.
Officers arrived on the scene and met with the male victim, an employee of the business, who reported that he returned to the restaurant after making a delivery.
He left his vehicle running with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle unlocked, according to Cary Deputy Police Scott Naydenoff.
While the victim was inside the business, a witness came into the restaurant and told the victim that two men entered his vehicle and drove out of the parking lot.
Officers were able to obtain a physical description of the two men who entered and stole the vehicle based on witness statements and video surveillance.
On Sunday, the Cary Police Department was notified by the Illinois State Police that the stolen vehicle was involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 in the Elgin and Dundee area, Naydenoff said.
The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Luis Gonzalez-Garcia, 18, of Woodstock, was taken into custody while attempting to flee.
Gonzalez-Garcia, who was wanted on two active warrants issued in McHenry County for battery, was transported to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates for a medical evaluation.
Investigators were able to positively identify Gonzalez-Garcia as the suspect who entered the driver’s side of the stolen vehicle and drove it from the parking lot, Naydenoff said.
After being released from the hospital, Gonzalez-Garcia was transported to the McHenry County Jail by the Illinois State Police for his warrants.
The Cary Police Department charged Gonzalez-Garcia with one count of theft over $500, a class 3 felony.
Gonzalez-Garcia remains in custody at the McHenry County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
The Cary Police Department continues to investigate the incident and is attempting to identify the suspect who assisted Gonzalez-Garcia in the vehicle theft.
“The Cary Police Department would like to remind the community these crimes of opportunity are often preventable, and not to leave vehicles running, unlocked, and/or leave valuables in plain view inside the vehicle,” Naydenoff said.