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Police Investigate 7-Eleven Carjacking Attempt

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division - Robbery Section have been investigating a carjacking attempt that occurred on June 14.

On June 14 at approximately 11:30 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to an attempt carjacking in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven located at 9254 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring.  The victim related that as he was attempting to enter his vehicle, the suspect approached him, displayed a handgun, and demanded the vehicle's keys.  The victim complied.  When the suspect had difficulty starting the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot.

Prior to the incident, the suspect had entered the 7-Eleven store.  A photograph of the suspect recovered from the 7-Eleven video system is below.  The suspect is described as 5' 8" - 5' 10" tall, weighing between 180 - 200 pounds.  At the time of the crime he was  wearing a red hat, black shirt, and jeans.  He reportedly has a tattoo of lines on his right arm and another tattoo on his neck.

Anyone who may know the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division - Robbery Section at 240.773.5100.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.  Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).

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Release ID: 12-120
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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