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Police arrest man for armed robbery after stolen car crashes in Brooklyn

Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-22 09:54:50-05

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Two men led police on a wild chase in Brooklyn Friday after crashing a stolen car.

A 22-year-old man called police at around 2:15 p.m. to say two armed man came into his home at 529 Milford Street and left with money and his car keys.  The victim gave the 911 dispatcher a description of the suspects and his stolen car and license plate number.

Officers saw the car fleeing the scene on Linden Boulevard. They lost sight of it, but a second team of officers then spotted the red 2004 Nissan Maxima flipped over at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and Hinsdale Street. Firefighters on the scene told the officers that one suspect had scaled a nearby fence and the other had run down Linden Boulevard, where he hopped into a livery cab.

Officers searching the area found the livery cab and arrested the suspect inside. The man, 21-year-old Mathew Moses of Brooklyn, was charged with robbery, burglary, grand larceny, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a weapon. The second suspect has not been found.

While retracing the second suspect’s escape route, police recovered a .38-caliber revolver and a sweatshirt in a yard near New Lots Avenue and Linden Boulevard. Another silver automatic handgun was found in the stolen car.