LOWELL (CBS) – Police have arrested a man they say stole a woman’s car while she pumped gas at a Tewksbury gas station.

William Tighe was arrested by Lowell Police and Tewksbury Police officers on Tuesday.

During the investigation, police received an address in Lowell where Tighe may have been staying. Officers were watching the area on Acropolis Road and just after 5 p.m., they spotted Tighe.

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William Tighe is transported to the Tewksbury Police Department. (Image Credit: Robert Mills/Lowell Sun)

Though Tighe ran from officers initially, he was caught a short time later, booked by Lowell Police and transported to Tewksbury.

Tighe was identified by police as the man caught on surveillance cameras jumping into a woman’s car as she pumped gas Saturday night at Circle K on Andover Street.

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A woman was carjacked while pumping gas in Tewksbury. (Chantee Lans/WBZ)

Police say that as Tighe drove away in the woman’s car, he was sprayed with gasoline.

Officers searched in an area of Lowell Saturday night, but Tighe remained on the run until Tuesday when he was arrested.

Tighe is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.


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