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Detectives Investigate Armed Carjacking in Bethesda

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are currently investigating an armed carjacking that occurred this evening in the 7800 block of Hampden Lane in Bethesda.

At approximately 6:55 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1) received a call for an armed carjacking that had just occurred. A lookout for the carjacked vehicle, a 2011, dark red Volvo XC60 with MD tag: 1AE3792, was immediately broadcast to officers. At approximately 7:03 p.m., an officer located the moving vehicle in the area of 16th Street and East-West Highway in Silver Spring. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled. Officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of 14th Street and Primrose Road NW in D.C.

Preliminary investigation by detectives has revealed that the 18-year-old victim arrived to the 7800 block of Hampden Lane in Bethesda in the referenced vehicle. She parked the vehicle on the street and began to use her phone. The vehicle was running and the doors were unlocked. A masked, black male suspect approached the vehicle and opened the driver’s side door. The suspect placed a handgun to the victim’s head and demanded that the victim get out of the SUV. A second black male suspect opened the front passenger side door and stole a bag that was lying on the front passenger seat. A third suspect, an unknown race male, was also present during the carjacking.

Detectives continue to investigate this carjacking. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.  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 $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

Anyone who observes the stolen vehicle, a 2011, dark red Volvo XC60 with MD tag: 1AE3792, is asked to immediately call 911.



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Release ID: 14-408
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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