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Posted on: September 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 9/15/23 Vehicular Hijacking

(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, September 14, 2023, at approximately 9:10 p.m. Peoria Police responded to the 1500 block of Knoxville on a report of a robbery.
When officers arrived, they located an adult male who told police he was driving on Bigelow when a vehicle stopped in front of him, and two armed males exited robbed him of personal items, and demanded his vehicle. The victim was not injured.
The subjects then fled the area in the stolen vehicle.
During the course of the investigation, officers located the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 1800 block of S. Laramie Street. Officers detained the driver of the stolen vehicle, identified as 19-year-old Dallas D. Debattista. The males that hijacked the vehicle were not located.
Debattista was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
She was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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