The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

A 22-year-old Aurora man sus­pected in an armed car­jack­ing early Wed­nes­day at an In­ter­state 25 rest stop in Pue­blo County has been ar­rested in New Mex­ico, au­thor­i­ties say.

The car­jack­ing hap­pened about 5:30 a.m. at the Pi­non Rest Area north of Pue­blo where a woman told sher­iff ’s deputies she was sit­ting in the pas­sen­ger seat of a 2010 Toy­ota Rav4 while the man driv­ing her was in­side the rest area’s build­ing. The sus­pect, Juan Car­los Vil­lalo­bos Ma­cias, then ap­proached her while bran­dish­ing a gun, at which point she heard a gun­shot.

“She said the sus­pect broke the driver’s side win­dow and got in the ve­hi­cle, at which point she got out of the ve­hi­cle and ran to­ward the build­ing,” the Pue­blo County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Thurs­day in a news re­lease. “The sus­pect drove off south­bound on In­ter­state 25. No one was in­jured.”

The ve­hi­cle was found in Las Ve­gas, N.M., a few hours later and Ma­cias was taken into cus­tody.

Ma­cias re­mains held in New Mex­ico.

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