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Two Adult Males Arrested for Attempting to Steal Ride-On Metro Bus in Wheaton

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 11, 2023

Gaithersburg, MD – 4th District officers have arrested 29-year-old Ricko Ford of Capital Heights and 30-year-old Wayne Pitt of Gaithersburg, for attempting to steal a Ride-On Metro Bus the morning of Friday, August 11, 2023, in the area of Connecticut Ave. and Georgia Ave. in Wheaton.  


At approximately 12:27 a.m., 4th District officers responded to the location for report of a carjacking. 


The preliminary investigation has revealed that the male driver of the Ride-On Metro Bus picked up Ford and Pitt at the Glenmont Metro Station in Wheaton. Ford and Pitt told the bus driver that they wanted to go to Greenbelt. The bus driver told them that the bus was going to Montgomery Mall. Ford and Pitt approached the bus driver, and one of them told the bus driver he wanted the bus. The bus driver got off of the bus and walked away. Ford and Pitt are then seen attempting to drive away in the bus.   


Moments later, officers arrived at the scene, observed Ford and Pitt holding bottles of alcohol in the front vestibule area of the bus and ordered them to leave the bus several times. Ford and Pitt walked off the bus and were taken into custody.  


Ford and Pitt were transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where they were charged with attempted carjacking, theft, disorderly conduct and intoxicated public disturbance related charges.  

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Release ID: 23-477
Media Contact: CC 
Categories: carjacking , vehicle-theft