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Police: SUV stolen during robbery at car wash, crashed at dry cleaners

Police say the SUV was swiped during a robbery at a Midtown car wash. It ended up crashed at a dry cleaners in the medical district. Police say the SUV was swiped during a robbery at a Midtown car wash. It ended up crashed at a dry cleaners in the medical district.
Jerald Dawson, 42, is pretty banged up in his mug shot taken after his release from The MED. Jerald Dawson, 42, is pretty banged up in his mug shot taken after his release from The MED.
Police say he and accomplice Derrick Perkins crashed the SUV into a dry cleaners Sunday night. Police say he and accomplice Derrick Perkins crashed the SUV into a dry cleaners Sunday night.

(WMC-TV) - Two suspected carjackers ended up in the hospital after Memphis police say they crashed a stolen SUV during a chase.

Police say the SUV was swiped during a robbery at a Midtown car wash. It ended up crashed at a dry cleaners in the medical district.

Jerald Dawson, 42, is pretty banged up in his mug shot taken after his release from The MED. Police say he and accomplice Derrick Perkins crashed the SUV into a dry cleaners Sunday night. The accident was about 12 hours after stealing it during an armed carjacking in broad daylight.

The victim was washing his SUV at a car wash on North Avalon in Midtown.

Jack Scharff is president of Kraus Model Cleaners. He was called to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue location Sunday night following the crash which occurred during a brief pursuit after police spotted the SUV.

Scharff took photos of the heavily damaged vehicle that struck an exterior wall of his business.

"Parts of the car ended up in the building," he said. "The car was across Camilla, the engine of the car ended up in the park."

Both Dawson and Perkins were ejected from the SUV and taken to The MED in critical condition before being upgraded to non-critical.

Police say the carjacking victim was struck in the head with a gun before his SUV was stolen. Officer advise you to always cooperate with criminals when confronted, rather than fight back.

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