Wednesday, November 05, 2014
CARJACKING IN BETHESDA
Montgomery County Police are investigating an armed carjacking at 6:55 PM tonight in Bethesda. The incident occurred in the 7800 block of Hampden Lane. Police say the carjacked vehicle is a red Volvo SUV, with MD tag 1AE3792. The stolen car was last spotted at 14th Street and Primrose in the District sometime after 7:00 PM, police say. That suggests the suspects are no longer in our area.
If you spot the car, call 911 immediately.
Police pursued the Volvo through downtown Silver Spring, but the carjackers were lost after last being seen at the above-referenced intersection in Washington.
The 18-year-old female victim was parked on this residential part of Hampden Lane, west of downtown Bethesda, and using her cellphone while the Volvo was running. Police say a masked black male opened the driver's side door and placed a gun to the victim's head. A second black male grabbed the victim's bag through the passenger-side door, and a third male carjacker of undetermined race stood by.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.