Police Investigating Strong-Arm Carjacking in Takoma Park

Police in Takoma Park are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects in a strong-arm carjacking that occurred Thursday evening.

Officers responded at approximately 7:32 p.m. Thursday to the area of Westmoreland Ave. and Carroll Ave. for a report of a carjacking, police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said in an emailed community advisory. In his parked vehicle on Westmoreland Ave., the victim was working when he was approached by three suspects who walked from Carroll Ave. onto Westmoreland Ave. As the suspects approached the driver’s side door, they opened it and ordered the victim to exit. The victim complied and the three suspects fled in the vehicle towards Carroll Ave. and made a right turn.

All of the victim’s work tools were inside the vehicle, Plevy said.

The 400 block of Elm Ave. was canvassed by officers after a call was received that various items were scattered in the roadway. The officers were able to collect the items and determine that they indeed belonged to the victim.

The stolen vehicle is described as a 2016 maroon Honda CRV with PA Tag #LZB2505. The stolen vehicle has been registered with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

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.

Anyone with information about this carjacking is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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