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Passenger arrested, driver escapes in Boynton Beach after carjacking in Palm Beach County

Posted: 7:39 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 11:48:10-04
RaQwon Lamont Brinson

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Boynton Beach police said one person was taken into custody, but another suspect escaped Monday night after a carjacking in central Palm Beach County.

Boynton Beach police said at about 8 p.m. they received information that a 2018 Nissan Rogue was taken during a carjacking that occurred at Interstate 95 and Southern Boulevard.

Officers later spotted the vehicle in Boynton Beach city limits and attempted to stop the driver and one passenger. However, the driver fled from officers and later crashed at the 500 block of West Boynton Beach Blvd.

Police said the passenger of the vehicle was apprehended, but the driver fled on foot.

Boynton Beach police, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's established a perimeter to search for the driver, but the person was not located.

The passenger, identified as RaQwon Lamont Brinson, 19, was charged with trespass to a conveyance and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail.

All lanes were reopened overnight after closures on Boynton Beach Boulevard.