4100 block of 34th Street: Armed carjacking – 8:05pm. Officers were called to the area for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they interviewed the victim and learned that she was sitting in her 2006 BMW in the parking lot of St. John’s Church when she saw a newer model blue Dodge Caravan occupied by at least two subjects enter the parking lot. One of the subjects, she described as a short black male wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing, approached the victim, pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her and ordered her out of her car. When the victim got out of her car the man tried to search her for valuables. The victim resisted and got into a struggle with him. As she struggled with the first man, a second man she described as a black male, much larger than the first and wearing a black ski mask and all black clothing picked her up and threw her into a fence. The victim then fled the parking lot to the rear of the church. As she ran the victim saw the first suspect get into her car and flee the area followed by the second suspect who was driving the van. She said that there may have been a third person inside the van that she could not identify. Officers secured the area until detectives from the PGPD District I Robbery Suppression Team arrived to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.
UPDATE: At about 3:30 pm on September 5th members of the District I Robbery Suppression Team, assisted by the PGPD WAVE Unit apprehended three individuals responsible for the armed carjacking that occurred in the 4100 block of 34th Street on September 4th. The three were seen driving the victim’s 2006 BMW in the 5900 block of Eastern Avenue in DC. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle the three fled on foot and were apprehended after a brief foot chase. All three arrestees were transported to the MPD 4th District station where they were charged in DC for receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. One of the arrestees was positively identified by the victim as the one who pointed a handgun at her and ordered her out of her vehicle. Additional charges will be forthcoming in Maryland.