06 December, 2009

District Carjacking Suspects Quickly Apprehended

District Carjacking Suspects Quickly Apprehended
The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that two suspects wanted in connection with a carjacking in downtown Washington were quickly apprehended in Prince George’s County, Maryland yesterday evening.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at approximately 9:37 pm, an adult female reportedly was inside of a vehicle in the 700 block of D Street, NW, when she was approached by a male suspect who asked her for directions. While that suspect engaged the woman in conversation, another male suspect reportedly approached the vehicle and ordered the woman to get out, at which point he physically removed her and threw her to the ground. Subsequently, both suspects entered the vehicle, described as a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, and fled from the scene.

Police were summoned to the scene and a lookout was broadcast for the suspects and the vehicle. Following a well coordinated effort by law enforcement authorities in both the District and Maryland, the suspects were apprehended in Seat Pleasant, Maryland and the vehicle was recovered.

The two adult male suspects in this case are currently being held in Prince George’s County, Maryland pending their extradition back to the District of Columbia.

The female complainant in this case sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident. Her identity is being withheld due to the fact that she is a witness in this case.

“This job is about teamwork,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “The arrests today once again send out our message loud and clear. If you commit crimes in DC, you’re going to go to jail.”

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