Suspect in Stoughton carjacking arrested in Boston

STOUGHTON, Mass. (WLNE) — The Stoughton Police Department announced a person was arrested after a reported carjacking Monday afternoon.

According to police, they received a call at 5:53 p.m. reporting a carjacking near the intersection of Pierce and Leach Streets near Halloran Park.

Officials said the victim, a man in his mid 40’s, responded to an online ad looking for plumbing assistance. When the he arrived at the Stoughton address, nobody was there.

The victim told police he called the person who requested the plumbing services who told him they’d be at the address shortly.

Moments later, police said a black man with a stocky build wearing a white tee-shirt approached the victim’s white Jeep Grand Cherokee, displayed a gun and threatened the victim.

Authorities said the man took the victim’s wallet and phone then stole the car and fled at a high rate of speed. The victim was not injured.

Officials said tracking technology helped them locate the vehicle in Boston. With help from the police in Boston, one person was taken into custody after officers located and stopped the stolen Jeep.

The identity of the person in custody was not immediately released.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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