Robber escapes with 2 armed carjackings

GRANDVIEW, Wash. (AP) - Police are looking for a 21-year-old Grandview man accused of robbing a convenience store Monday night and carjacking two vehicles at gunpoint.

The Yakima County sheriff's office says the fleeing robber drove his car into a ditch then took a pickup truck from someone who had stopped to help. Deputies say the robber left the truck at a rest stop on Interstate 82 and stole a car, a Volkswagen Jetta, from a woman.

Ellensburg police spotted the stolen Jetta and chased it north on Highway 97 across Blewett Pass toward Wenatchee until they broke off the chase in the interest of public safety.

Police are looking for the stolen Jetta, Washington license AFB9512.