Police catch Mid City car thief after chase

Police catch Mid City car thief after chase

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An alleged car thief is behind bars after leading police on a chase.

Calvin Hickerson, 18, stole and 80-year-old woman's car in Mid City just after midnight on June 14 according to NOPD. Police say the woman was getting into her vehicle when Hickerson approached her armed with a gun. Hickerson then allegedly stole the woman's car.

Later, an officer spotted Hickerson inside of the stolen vehicle and a chase ensued that ended in Hickerson's arrest.

Hickerson is charged with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of armed robbery with a firearm, illegal possession of a stolen auto, speeding, reckless operation of a vehicle, running a red light, driving without a license and flight from an officer.

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