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Detectives Investigate Woodmont Avenue Attempted Carjacking

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred in the 7900 block of Woodmont Avenue at approximately 7 p.m., on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Detectives have released video of the suspects and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them.

The investigation by detectives has determined that the victim was leaving a restaurant in the 7900 block of Woodmont Avenue. Upon arriving to his vehicle and opening the rear passenger door, two unknown black male suspects approached him and began to punch him in the face. After striking him multiple times, the suspects demanded the victim’s car keys. One of the suspects then opened the driver’s door to the vehicle and discovered that the vehicle was not running. Good Samaritans from inside the restaurant began to witness the assault and went outside to assist the victim. At that time, the suspects left the scene and headed towards the Bethesda Metro Station.

The suspects are described as two Black males, in their late teens or early twenties. The first suspect is approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall, with a thin build, approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt with a white Nike symbol on the front, black pants and carrying a dark colored backpack.

The second suspect is approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall, thin build, approximately 120 pounds. He was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding these suspects or this crime is asked to 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 suspects. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Release ID: 23-243
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: robbery