Per MCPD: Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have arrested and charged a 13-year-old male of Gaithersburg, with an attempted armed carjacking that occurred on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, in the parking lot of the Montgomery Village Shopping Center at 19100 Montgomery Village Ave.
At approximately 7:14 p.m., 6th District officers responded to the location for the report of an attempted armed carjacking that just occurred. The investigation has revealed that the juvenile approached the adult male victim who was unloading tools from the rear bed of his red 2018 Ford F-150. The juvenile pulled out a knife and demanded the key to the Ford. The victim did not comply with the juvenile’s demand. At that moment, a vehicle drove by the area, which caused the juvenile to run away from the scene. Through the investigation, detectives identified the 13-year-old as the suspect.
On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the 13-year-old was arrested at his home in Gaithersburg and was then transported to Police headquarters, where he was processed and charged with attempted armed carjacking. The Department of Juvenile Services was notified, and the juvenile was released to the custody of his parent.