Two suspects, Nathan Saben and Jessica Tirone, were arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly attempting several armed carjackings and leading police on a chase in Salem, New Hampshire. The incident began when Haverhill, Massachusetts, police alerted Salem police that a car they were pursuing had crossed state lines. Reports of carjackings at gunpoint were received by Salem police, with two attempted carjackings taking place on Main Street. However, the targets were able to escape with their vehicles.
Saben and Tirone allegedly succeeded in stealing a third woman’s car, but the woman was unharmed. On Thursday morning, a Massachusetts State Police trooper spotted Saben driving a different stolen car in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Saben, who had a last known address in Haverhill, had allegedly stolen the black 2012 Subaru Outback in Wolfboro, New Hampshire. Both Lawrence and state police pursued Saben as he fled down Route 110.
The car chase came to an end when Saben stopped at the intersection with Little Merrimack Avenue around 10 a.m. Witness video captured the moment when police arrested Saben, who was about to carjack another vehicle. Tirone was also in the car with Saben. Both suspects requested to be taken to a hospital, and they were transported to Lowell General Hospital under guard. Police discovered a rifle in the stolen vehicle.
Authorities have not specified the charges that Saben and Tirone will face, but they have indicated that an update on their arraignments will be provided soon. Lawrence police have stated that the pair is wanted for other crimes in Haverhill and Seabrook, New Hampshire.