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Fifteen-Year-Old Charged with Germantown Strong-Arm Carjacking

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 20, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police- Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged a Germantown 15-year-old with a strong-arm carjacking in Germantown. 

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, at approximately 10:44 p.m., 5th District officers responded to the 19800 Century Blvd. for the report of a carjacking that just occurred.  

The investigation by detectives determined that an adult female victim was getting packages from the mail when the suspect approached and offered to help with carrying packages to her Black 2012 Toyota Camry. After putting the packages in the trunk, the suspect went to the victim, who was walking down the handicap ramp with a walker, and snatched her car keys from her hand, and got in the driver’s seat. The victim was able to open the driver’s side door, but was overpowered by the suspect, causing the victim to fall and damage her walker. The suspect drove away and the victim immediately contacted police.   

Officers observed the car in area of Crystal Hill Cir. and Crystal Rock Dr. and performed a traffic stop. The suspect ran away and was taken into custody after a brief chase.  

The suspect is currently in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services. 

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Release ID: 23-041
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: carjacking