3 D.C. Teens Charged in Rockville Attempted Armed Carjacking

Montgomery County Police arrested and charged three 14-year-old boys from Washington, D.C. with an attempted armed carjacking that occurred on Oct. 3 in Rockville Town Square.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., authorities responded to the 20 block of Maryland Avenue for the report of an attempted armed carjacking.

“The investigation revealed that the victim was walking away from her parked 2019 Toyota Rav4, when three individuals, all wearing ski masks, quickly approached her. One of the teens ran up to the victim, pushing her, causing her to hit a concrete pillar and fall to the ground. The teen then stood over her with a black gun and demanded the victim’s car keys,” a police press release details.

Investigators say the victim began screaming which captured the attention of witnesses. As bystanders ran to help the victim, the suspects fled the scene. Witnesses followed the teens and took pictures. However, according to authorities near the intersection of East Middle Lane and Helen Heneghan Way, one of the teenagers turned and pointed a gun at the witnesses, causing them to back off.

Approximately 30 minutes later, an officer from the Rockville City Police Department observed the three suspects near route 355 and East Gude Drive. Additional officers responded to the scene and the suspects were detained without incident. Officers found a black BB gun and three ski masks inside a bookbag.

The three teens were transported to the Montgomery County Police Department Headquarters for processing. They were all charged with attempted armed carjacking and first-degree assault.

After consulting with the Department of Juvenile Services, police released the three teens to the custody of their parents under “community detention.”

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