Police Investigate Strong Arm Carjacking That Occurred Thursday Night

On February 9, at approximately 7:32 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the area of Westmoreland Avenue and Carroll Avenue for the report of a carjacking that had just occurred.  The victim was in his parked vehicle on Westmoreland Avenue conducting work through his employment when he was approached by three suspects walking from Carroll Avenue on to Westmoreland Avenue.  The suspects approached the driver’s side door, opened it and demanded the victim get out.  The victim complied and the three suspects fled in the vehicle towards Carroll Avenue and made a right turn.  All of the victim’s work tools were inside the vehicle.

The suspects are described as two Black males and one Asian male, all approximately 5’10-6’2, all last seen wearing all dark clothing and all wearing black masks. A lookout was broadcast to all surrounding jurisdictions. Officers canvassed the 400 block of Elm Avenue after a call was received of various items scattered in the roadway.  Officers were able to collect the items and determine they did belong to the victim. The stolen vehicle is described as a 2016 maroon Honda CRV, PA Tag #LZB2505.  The outstanding vehicle has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) stolen vehicle database. Investigation continues. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100 and refer to case #230006712. Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps.

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