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5333Car-Jacking, Armed Robbery; Other Offenses - Community Advisory

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  • Cathy Plevy
    Jan 26, 2014
      On January 24, 2014, at approximately 9:02 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7000 block of Sycamore Avenue for report of a car-jacking and armed robbery. The victim parked her vehicle on Beach Avenue at Sycamore Avenue (facing Sycamore Avenue at the corner). The victim saw the suspect (black male, 25-30 years old, last seen wearing a black cap and blue jacket with unknown writing on it) walking on Sycamore Avenue towards Beach Avenue. The victim exited her vehicle and was walking to her residence when she was approached by the suspect who demanded property. After hesitation, the suspect pulled out a black gun and pointed it at the victim. The victim complied and the suspect drove away in the victim's vehicle in an unknown direction. Lookouts were given to all surrounding agencies. The stolen vehicle is a green 2002 Lexus Rx300, MD tag#M825717. The victim was not physically harmed.

      The outstanding vehicle has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) stolen vehicle database. Investigation continues under case #14003859. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to please call us at 301-270-1100.

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      If you see a crime in progress, contact the Takoma Park Police at 301-270-1100. If you need to report an emergency that involves the need for fire or rescue services, call 9-1-1.




      Catherine E. Plevy
      Assistant to the Chief of Police
      Public Information Officer (PIO)
      Office of the Chief of Police
      7500 Maple Avenue
      Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
      cathyp@...
      (301) 891-7142 - desk
      (240) 338-2901 - cell