Police in Takoma Park are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects involved in an armed carjacking that occurred early Thursday morning.
Officers responded at approximately 4:21 a.m. on Thursday to the Sunoco gas station in the 6300 block of New Hampshire Ave. for a report of an armed carjacking, according to police spokesperson Cathy Plevy. A dark-colored sedan pulled into the gas station at the same time as the victim. The vehicle was exited by two male suspects, one of whom appeared to be carrying a black handgun. The suspects demanded property from the victim, and he complied with their demands. After jumping into the victim’s vehicle, the suspects fled toward the District. The dark-colored sedan was driven by a third suspect.
There was no physical injury to the victim, and the vehicle, a 2015 black Toyota Rav4 with Maryland license plate number 5ES1560, was entered into the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) stolen vehicle database.
Plevy described the suspects as (1) A black male, tall, wearing a ski mask, and armed with a black handgun; and (2) another black male, unknown.
The identification of the dark-colored sedan driver is unknown, Plevy said.
Anyone with information about this armed carjacking is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.
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