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Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Carjacking

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD - Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an attempted armed carjacking that occurred in the 8000 block of 13th St. in Silver Spring on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect.    


At approximately 8:41 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the location for the report of an attempted armed carjacking that just occurred.      


The investigation by detectives has determined that an adult female victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of her white 2022 Lexus RX350 when the suspect opened the driver side door of the Lexus, pointed a black handgun and demanded the key to the Lexus. When the victim refused to comply with the suspect’s demands and screamed for help, the suspect forcibly removed her from the Lexus. Witnesses intervened in the struggle by shouting that they would call the police. The suspect then snatched the key to the Lexus from the victim, ran away and left the scene in a dark colored Toyota.  


The suspect is described as a Black male, armed with a black handgun, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, skinny build, approximately 25-years-old and wearing a black baseball hat and a green hooded sweatshirt. 


Anyone with information regarding this suspect or this crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.  

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Release ID: 22-502
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: carjacking