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Woman Arrested After Carjacking at Kum & Go

A woman has been arrested following a carjacking in west Springfield.

Police say that just after 7 p.m., a woman jumped into a car containing three children and began to speed away. One of the three children jumped from the car as the woman began to flee, but two were trapped in the back seat.

Police found the car at 3449 West Kearney, a few blocks away from the Kum & Go.

Police say the woman and the two children were in the car when they found it. She surrendered and was taken into custody, and the two children were safe.

Police say they are investigating if the woman is related to the children.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at 864-1810.

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