Tewksbury Police ID Suspect in Gas Station Carjacking
Apr 02, 2017 06:56PM
● By Bill Gilman
The suspect has been identified as 32-year-old William Tighe, who has recent addresses listed in Tewksbury and Somerville.
The incident took place at the Circle K gas station. The victim fought back and sprayed the suspect with gasoline. She was dragged a short distance as the suspect drove off in her car but was not injured.
The vehicle was recovered on Sunday.
Tewksbury Police have issued the following press release regarding the incident:
On April 1, 2017 at approximately 7:20 P.M. the Tewksbury Police Department responded to the Circle K convenience store located at 1785 Andover Street for a report of a female that had been carjacked while pumping gas.
As the victim pumped gas an unknown white male entered her vehicle. The victim struggled with the suspect before he drove away, dragging her several feet. The victim was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries before being released. The vehicle travelled onto Rt. 495 Southbound. The vehicle was involved in a short pursuit in Lowell before the suspect fled on foot. The vehicle was recovered and a K9 search for the suspect was unsuccessful.
Detectives were able to positively identify the suspect through surveillance video and tips from other law enforcement agencies. The suspect wanted for Carjacking and Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon (Motor Vehicle) is William Tighe, age 32, last known address 11 Starbird Ave. Tewksbury, MA 01876. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr. Tighe for the aforementioned charges. Click here to view a wanted poster.
If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Tighe please call Tewksbury Police or dial 911.