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Suspect in Custody Following Carjacking at Burger King in Springfield

Springfield Police have a suspect in custody accused of stealing a car from the parking lot of a Burger King.

Investigators say the suspect approached the driver of the vehicle at gunpoint at around 11:30 pm Wednesday night at the fast-food restaurant on West Kearney.

The victim gave police a description of both the car and the suspect at the scene. 20 minutes later, the car was located near the intersection of Chestnut and Glenstone.

Officers say they attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect took off.

Police pursued the suspect until they finally surrendered on East Pythian Street and was taken into custody.

The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time.