Queens car thief leads NJ officers on chase into Pennsylvania while sitting on woman

Kimberly Dole
June 19, 2020 - 1:36 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Officials arrested a Queens car thief on Thursday after being led on a chase from New Jersey into Pennsylvania while sitting on the victim, police said.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. two women in their 60s were in the parking lot of a CVS located at 1600 block of Olden Avenue when they were approached by 31-year-old Tomasz Dymek of Astoria, who was reportedly panhandling, authorities said.

Lt. Jeffery Jacobs with the Ewing Police Department said "the male asked her for some money. She gave him a dollar. He wasn't happy with the dollar."

That's when police said Dymek forced the door open and sat on top of the driver, a 66-year-old woman.

The passenger ran into the CVS for help and Dymek drove off.

Two bystanders at the CVS that witnessed the incident got into their cars and began to follow the vehicle and call 911.

Dymek speed onto North Olden Avenue towards Trenton where police caught up with the stolen vehicle because of the witnesses.

Officials attempted to pull over the driver, but the pursuit continued into Pennsylvania.

"At that point, the suspect sees our officer approaching and gets back on to Route 1 into Pennsylvania," Jacobs said.

Lt. Jacobs said the victim made several attempts to gain control of the vehicle but was unsuccessful.

"She made several attempts to try and slide her foot under the suspect's legs to try to hit the brake," said Jacobs.

Dymek hit a signpost that prompted a flat tire and authorities were able to cuff the suspect after a brief chase on foot.

Medics examined the 66-year-old woman who was not injured in the incident.

According to Lt. Jacobs, Dymek has outstanding warrants in New York.