Columbia man arrested in Arundel Mills carjacking

A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested in an assault and carjacking incident that occurred at the Arundel Mills Mall late Friday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

Isaiah Perry, of the 5600 block of High Tor Hill, has been charged with second-degree assault, robbery, carjacking and motor vehicle theft, police said.

Perry could not be reached for comment, and did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

Police were called to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle, near Medieval Times and Best Buy, about 10 p.m. for a report of a carjacking, police said.

A 36-year-old Glen Burnie woman at the scene told officers she was standing next to her vehicle when a man asked her for money, police said.

"When the victim told the suspect she didn't have any money, he pushed her into her vehicle," police said in a statement. "The victim struggled with the suspect and was able to escape from her vehicle to call for help."

The man allegedly fled the scene in the woman's car, which was equipped with a "LoJack" vehicle tracking device, police said.

After identifying the suspect with the help of mall security surveillance footage, police used the tracking device to locate the vehicle in Howard County, police said.

Anne Arundel and Howard officers arrested Perry at his home without incident, Anne Arundel police said.

Anne Arundel Police Chief Kevin Davis said in a statement that the case "highlights the collaborative efforts of law enforcement partnerships and state of the art security and surveillance," and serves as "a notice to bad guys" that Anne Arundel police will "come after you quickly."

Perry is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a $300,000 bond, police said.

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