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Warrant Issued for Potomac Carjacking Suspect

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 21, 2015

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division have charged Guaymar R. Cabrera-Hernandez, age 24, of the 8000 block of 14th Street in Hyattsville, with armed carjacking, armed robbery, and first degree assault.

On August 17 at approximately 1:40 p.m., 1st District officers responded to the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred at the Islamic Education Center located at 7917 Montrose Road in Potomac. The investigation revealed that the 38-year-old victim was in her vehicle in the parking lot of the Center when she noticed a man, later identified as Cabrera-Hernandez, exit the wood line along Montrose Road and enter the parking lot - she then lost sight of him. A short time later, Cabrera-Hernandez approached her driver’s side window, (which was down), and displayed a knife and brick. Cabrera-Hernandez placed the knife to the victim's neck and demanded that she get out of the car. As the victim exited the car and distanced herself from Cabrera-Hernandez, he threw the brick at her. He then got into the car and drove out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

Detectives noted that the Montgomery County Detention Center (1307 Seven Locks Road) is less than a mile from the location of the carjacking. Investigators inquired about inmates who had recently been released from the facility and learned that Cabrera-Hernandez had been released from custody approximately 30 minutes prior to the carjacking. Cabrera-Hernandez left the detention center wearing clothing that matched the clothing description of the suspect. The victim also positively identified a photograph of Cabrera-Hernandez as the suspect who had carjacked her vehicle and an arrest warrant was obtained for Cabrera-Hernandez for carjacking, armed robbery, and first degree assault.

On August 19, 2nd District officers responded to the area of River Road and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda to assist the United States Secret Service and Metropolitan Police Department with a call for a vehicle that had been carjacked from the District of Columbia and had fled into Montgomery County. The suspect was found in Washington, D.C. near the Montgomery County line and was identified as Cabrera-Hernandez. He was taken into custody by the Metropolitan Police Department for the carjacking he committed in Washington, D.C. and remains in their custody. He was interviewed by Montgomery County Major Crimes detectives and admitted to committing the Potomac carjacking.


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Release ID: 15-257
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