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Detectives Investigate Two Attempted Carjackings Committed by Same Suspects in Rockville; Surveillance Video Released

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) - Major Crimes detectives are investigating two attempted carjackings that occurred on January 31 at the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center in Rockville.  Investigators are releasing surveillance photographs and video of the two suspects and are asking for the public’s help to identify them.  

On Sunday, January 31, at approximately 5:10 pm, the 65-year-old male victim was parked in the second level of the Target parking garage located at 5700 Bou Avenue when the two suspects approached his Chevrolet Trailblazer and attempted to get into his vehicle.  The victim quickly locked his doors and believed that the suspects vandalized his vehicle before they walked away.  The victim drove to a lower level to see if the suspects had caused any damage to his vehicle and the suspects again approached him.  The victim was able to get into his vehicle and drive away.

At approximately 5:25 pm, the 32-year-old male victim exited the Giant located at 12051 Rockville Pike and observed the same two suspects standing outside the main doors.  As the victim loaded groceries in the backseat of his Toyota Camry, the suspects approached him and demanded his keys.  One of the suspects entered the driver’s seat and attempted, unsuccessfully, to operate the manual transmission.  The victim punched the suspect in the face and the second suspect displayed a knife.  The suspects then fled from the area.

Anyone with information about these suspects or these attempted carjackings is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.  To be eligible for a reward, tipsters may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or submit a Crime Solvers tip online or via the app.  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of this suspect.  Tipsters will remain anonymous.

NOTE: Last week, the Department issued an alert about the increase in the number of carjackings that have occurred in the County and the greater metropolitan area in recent months.

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Release ID: 21-051
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: carjacking