Sunday, March 16, 2014


A rare carjacking in Chevy Chase is the most alarming crime of those reported this past Thursday, March 13. It occurred in the 100 block of E. Melrose Street. Montgomery County Police report that an armed man ripped open the door of a black, 2014 Jeep Cherokee (MD tag 112142D) and pointed a handgun at the female driver, who fled the vehicle and ran into the home of the driveway she was parked in.

The suspect then sped off toward Connecticut Avenue in the Jeep. He is described as a black male, 5’10″ to 6’0″ tall, and approximately 20 years of age.  He was dressed in all-black clothing, and was armed with a black or gray handgun.

If you can assist police, or spot the vehicle and/or the suspect, please call 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Should the vehicle be in motion, call 911. There is a reward that could be worth up to $10,000 for successful arrest and/or indictment of the suspect for this felony crime.

Here's a roundup of crimes reported across Bethesda on March 13, according to crime data:

Theft. 4800 block Langdrum Lane (Chevy Chase West).

Vehicle burglary. 5600 block Madison Street (Suburban Hospital area).

Carjacking. 100 block E. Melrose Street (Chevy Chase Village).

Theft. 5400 block Westbard Avenue (River Road corridor).

Burglary. 6600 block Whittier Boulevard (River Road corridor).

Drug arrest. Beach Drive at Pinehurst Parkway (Chevy Chase).

Theft. 6100 block Montrose Road.

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