UPDATE: Suspect from Marana carjacking identified

Published: Sep. 4, 2017 at 6:29 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 5, 2017 at 11:50 AM MST
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(Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: Tucson News Now)

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The man accused of carjacking a woman in Marana on Monday, Sept. 4, has been identified.

The Marana Police Department said Wesley Schenk, 30, is facing charges of theft of means of transportation, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a simulated deadly weapon and armed robbery.

The MPD said Schenk carjacked a woman while she was pumping gas at the Giant near the intersection of Silverbell and Cortaro roads.

"The suspect demanded the victim's keys and fled in her vehicle, leaving the victim behind," the MPDs said in a news release. "The victim was not injured and (we) immediately broadcast an attempt-to-locate message to all metro Tucson law enforcement agencies with the victim's vehicle information and the suspect description."

Less than two hours later, Schenk was arrested by state police in the Phoenix area.

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