Police arrested a Concord man Tuesday night in connection with a carjacking and subsequent police pursuit that closed down two area schools.
Moner Amir, 31, was discovered at a residence on Balhan Court around 9 p.m. and taken to the Concord Police station, where he was booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, stealing a vehicle, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking, evading police and outstanding felony warrant.
Amir drew the attention of the Contra Costa County Sheriff at 11:18 a.m. while at the wheel of a stolen vehicle. Police say during their pursuit, he crashed into another car on Concord Blvd. near West Street, made a failed attempt at a carjacking, then fled on foot.