Guaymar R. Cabrera-Hernandez

Police Investigate Carjacking in Potomac

A Maryland man carjacked a woman just 30 minutes after he was released from the Montgomery County Detention Center, according to police.

Guaymar R. Cabrera-Hernandez

PHOTO | MCPD

Guaymar Cabrera-Hernandez, 24, of Hyattsville, was charged on Aug. 21 with armed carjacking, armed robbery, and first-degree assault.

Police said, around 1:40 p.m., on Aug. 17, Cabrera-Hernandez found a 38-year-old woman sitting in her car in the Islamic Education Center parking lot on Montrose Road in Potomac.

The woman told police she saw Cabrera-Hernandez enter the parking lot. She then lost sight of him. Moments later, Cabrera-Hernandez approached her lowered driver’s side window with a knife and brick. He put the knife to the victim’s throat and demanded she get out of the car, police said.

The victim told investigators as she got out of the car, she moved away from Cabrera-Hernandez who threw the brick at her and then drove from the parking lot.

According to a news release, Cabrera-Hernandez left the detention center wearing clothing that matched the clothing description the victim gave to police. The woman also identified Cabrera-Hernandez from a photo, police said.

On Aug. 19, Montgomery County Police responded to a call at River Road and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda to assist the United States Secret Service and Metropolitan Police Department for a report of a vehicle that had been carjacked from the District of Columbia and had fled into Montgomery County.

The suspect was identified as Cabrera-Hernandez. During a police chase, the suspect took off into the woods and crossed the D.C. line, where police took him into custody, police said.

According to police, Cabrera-Hernandez admitted to the Potomac carjacking incident. He remains in the custody of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

Comments

3 Responses to “Police Investigate Carjacking in Potomac”

  1. On August 28, 2015 at 8:11 am Ajay responded with... #

    I dont understand the time line in this story ( sorry about the capital letters- my phone is stuck on caps)

    Charged on the 21st
    Potomac carjacking at 1:30 same day he was released from the detention center

    Chased and caught on 19th august in dc
    Now in custody of dc police

    Are the dates for dc arrest and potomac car jacking reversed by mistake?

    • Aline Barros
      On August 28, 2015 at 9:26 am Aline Barros responded with... #

      Also, apologies for the capital letters. It was not meant to be this way.
      Again, email me if you need anything else.
      Aline.

  2. Aline Barros
    On August 28, 2015 at 9:24 am Aline Barros responded with... #

    HELLO AJAY,

    THE DATES ARE CORRECT, AND NOT REVERSED. ACCORDING TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE, CABRERA-HERNANDEZ ALLEGEDLY CARJACKED A WOMAN IN POTOMAC ON AUG. 17.
    ON AUG. 19, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO ANOTHER CARJACKED REPORT. THE SUSPECT WAS APPREHENDED, POLICE SAID.
    ON AUG. 21, CABRERA-HERNANDEZ WAS CHARGED, ACCORDING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT, AND PLEASE EMAIL ME AT ABARROS@MYMCMEDIA.ORG IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.




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