A 12-year old boy was arrested in Washington, D.C. for four armed carjackings in a span of an hour. The police are also searching for a 12-year old boy who is another suspect in the carjackings.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), The two boys attempted to carjack the cars one at a time, but were only successful with the fourth vehicle. The first attempt was at 6:29 pm on March 4.
Reports said the two suspects approached a person in a parked vehicle, while brandishing a handgun and demanded that the driver get out of the car.
“The victim did not comply and fled the scene,” said the MPD in a statement.
The two suspects tried again with another attempt at 7:15 pm, a few blocks from the first car. Again, the victim fled the scene leaving the two boys.
Five minutes later, the tandem approached a third victim, showed them the gun and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The suspects ended up running away from the scene.
According to the MPD, the last attempt to steal a car happened less than five minutes later.
The MPD released a statement that said, “At approximately 7:24 pm, the suspects approached the [last] victim, who was seated in their vehicle, in the 1000 block of Evarts Street, Northeast. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the victim exit her vehicle. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. One of the suspects was apprehended a short time later. The victim’s vehicle was recovered.”