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Reward Offered for Suspected Carjacker Who Fled Police Pursuit on Verrazano

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TWC News: Suspected Carjacker Flees After Police Pursuit on Verrazano
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Police say there is a total reward of $12,000 being offered in connection with a man who they say was involved in an armed carjacking on Staten Island Sunday night.

A woman who was arrested in connection with the incident is now facing charges.

On Monday morning, two officers at the Verrazano Bridge spotted an SUV allegedly stolen by Tyree Brown and tried to stop the 25-year-old.

Police say 24-year-old Chineida Lopez then got out of the car and tried to run away, but was arrested.

The driver took off, and that's when police say the officers opened fire at the car.

"We believe no one was struck," said Chief Robert Boyce of the New York City Police Department. "However, this individual should be considered armed and dangerous, and we are looking for the public assistance in locating this individual."

Police say Brown abandoned the car near Narrows Road North and Steuben Street.

They say he has a tattoo that says "Dorothea" on his neck.

Lopez is now facing charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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