Delaware State Police arrested a man who allegedly stole a car and then led officers on a wild chase.
It began Saturday around 2:20 p.m. Police say a 43-year-old New Castle woman was driving into the parking lot of the Rite Aid Pharmacy on the 2000 block of New Castle Avenue. Police say she was then approached by Corey Bowers, 31, of Wilmington. Bowers allegedly entered the front passenger seat of the woman’s car and pointed a gun at her. Police say he then demanded the woman’s keys and ordered her out of the car before fleeing the parking lot in her vehicle.
A witness followed the stolen vehicle and reported its location to 911, according to investigators. Responding officers then located the vehicle on I-95 and began pursuing it into Wilmington. Bowers allegedly collided with several cars in the area of Concord Avenue and Washington Street. Bowers then allegedly fled from the car on foot on 23rd and Washington before he was finally apprehended by a police officer.
Bowers was arrested and charged with robbery, carjacking and other related offenses. The alleged victim of the carjacking was not injured.
Credit: Delaware State Police