New Fort Police assist monitor down an Ellwood Metropolis man suspected of stealing a automobile in Pittsburgh

NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – New Castle police helped track down an Ellwood City man suspected of stealing a car in Pittsburgh. He is also wanted for crimes in Lawrence County.

Andrew Mercado, 34, of Ellwood City, was arrested in Beaver County, but officers were able to identify him with police after he was accused of stealing an 81-year-old woman in Pittsburgh.

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The incident took place outside a dollar general store where Mercado is accused of dragging the woman out of our car and running away.

New Castle officials identified the suspect and warned Beaver County officials that he might be in their area.

Mercado was arrested outside a Walmart in Chippewa with a cart full of stolen items, according to police.

He is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail on a New Castle Police arrest warrant for grievous bodily harm. According to the police, charges of robbery of vehicles, theft and bodily harm are expected in the case of car theft.

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