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$300,000 bond set for a man accused of stealing running car from gas station

Bond has been set at $300,000 for a Maywood parolee accused of stealing a car from a Westmont gas station June 24, according to a news release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Derichard Brown, 21, of the 100 block of South 12th Avenue, is accused of stealing a running car at a gas station while its owner was inside the store in the 200 block of East 55th Street. An Oak Brook police officer tried to pull Brown over near Route 83 and 22nd Street, but Brown did not stop and continued driving over 95 mph, according to the release.

Westmont police saw Brown and another man use a key to get inside the car later that day in Chicago, according to the release, and Chicago police arrested Brown after the pair walked away from the vehicle.

Brown has been charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle and aggravated fleeing and eluding, both felonies. He is on parole for a vehicular hijacking case in Cook County.

Brown is due in court July 18 for arraignment in the recent case.