Just before 9 p.m. Takoma Park police were called to a reported car-jacking in the 7000 block of Sycamore Ave.
A black man about 6-foot tall wearing dark clothing armed with a handgun took a 2002 green Lexus RX300 SUV with Maryland tags.
At 9:05 p.m. a TPPD officer radioed Mont. Co. police with the vehicle description.
At 9:18 p.m., TPPD provided PG Co. police with the description. One officer expressed interest.
TPPD, unable to reach DC police by radio, sent info via computer. At 9:25 p.m. a D.C. police official asked the 4D dispatcher to provide the car-jacked vehicle description. After a brief hesitation, the dispatcher gave the BOLO to officers in 4D.
There was another carjacking hours earlier in 4D near the Montgomery Co. line.