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Wheat Ridge carjacking/kidnapping suspect arrested in Denver

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(Photo: Wheat Ridge Police Department)

Felipe Bustamante (Photo: Wheat Ridge Police Department)

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.  — Wheat Ridge Police responded to a carjacking with kidnapping  near West 28th Ave. and Chase St. on Thursday night.

The victim was a 17-year-old boy washing his mother’s car when the suspect approached him and showed him a gun, according to Cmdr. Mark Cooney.

The suspect drove off with the  victim in the passenger seat.

However, the victim was able to use his cell phone to tell his friends where he was, Cmdr. Cooney reported, and his father notified police.

Cmdr. Cooney said, the 17-year-old jumped out of the car near the intersection of West 8th Ave. and Federal Blvd. but was not injured.

The suspect drove off in the victim’s vehicle.

On Friday, Denver Police were able to arrest the suspect and recover the vehicle, after the suspect committed a crime in Denver.

The suspect was taken into custody by Denver Police and a warrant was received for the charges in Wheat Ridge, according to Cmdr. Cooney.

The suspect identified as Felipe Bustamante, faces the following charges:

  • Robbery
  • Second degree kidnapping
  • Motor vehicle theft

The map below illustrates the possible paths the carjacker took before the victim jumped out.