BURLINGTON/BEDFORD (CBS) – A Bedford man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly carjacked a 75-year-old woman Saturday morning in Burlington.
Officers were called to a Burlington Hess gas station around 6:43 a.m. after an elderly woman was threatened by a man at knifepoint before he sped away in her 2014 Mercedes Benz, police say.READ MORE: Newton To Keep School Mask Mandate In Effect After October 1
She was shaken up but not hurt during the incident.
Police say 34-year-old Michael Leonick was arrested after being spotted by a Bedford Veteran’s Affairs police officer.READ MORE: 'It Was My Dream': Bill Shields Retires After 41 Years At WBZ
Investigators say Leonick turned up at another Hess station in Bedford about two hours later.
He was very desperate at that time and was a dangerous individual, police say.
“There was a brief struggle when the officer approached him. He did not want to be taken into custody he was wrestling with the VA officer and a couple of good Samaritans assisted in getting him into custody,” said Bedford patrolman Craig Naylor.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Ready To Go For Those Eligible In Massachusetts
He is being held on $100,000 bail and expected to appear in court on Monday.