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Search Continues For Escapee, Suspected In Carjacking

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 18, 2009 2:20PM

A prisoner who over-powered two police officers yesterday in a daring escape, possibly arming himself with their firearms in the process, remains on the loose this morning and may have been involved in a carjacking. Robert Maday, pictured right, is suspected of a carjacking early this morning in Hoffman Estates; the victim identified Maday and said he "was wearing blue jeans, a white baseball cap and a green T-shirt," according to the Tribune.

Maday was shackled at the wrists and ankles, yet took a gun and pants belonging to one of the investigators, drove off in their vehicle and abandoned it in Mt. Prospect, authorities said. He then allegedly commandeered an SUV and abandoned it in Arlington Heights.

Late Thursday, investigators said they thought that Maday was still in the area and cautioned residents that he is "extremely armed and dangerous."

The public has been asked to call 1-888-869-4590 if they have any information on Maday's location.

Update: The Sun-Times reports the car taken this morning was a grey Volkswagen Jetta.

Update II: A First American Bank in Bloomingdale was robbed this morning and Maday is the suspect; the Tribune reports it's the same bank he robbed in 2008.