Monday, November 28, 2011

Third Carjacking/Abduction in Wheaton, MD

Wheaton, MD -

Montgomery County Police are investigating a series of carjackings/abductions that have plagued the Wheaton, MD neighborhood over the last few days. The three cases all involve an older male victim being forced into the vehicle by the suspect. The suspect then forces the victim to travel to various locations and withdraw money from ATM units.

The incidents are originating at the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Mall. Detectives do believe that the same person is responsible for at least the first two incidents. The third that occurred on Sunday is still under investigation.

Police have issued a lookout for an African American man with a medium complexion, between the ages of 35 and 45 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6 feet tall, and about 175 to 180 pounds.

Obviously, if you spot a person that you think is the suspect, you should not attempt to take action. Call police and give them details on direction of travel, clothing description etc. Also, people in the area should be aware of their surroundings.

The Capital Region Pulse will be posting the Montgomery County Police press release for viewing shortly. Stay tuned for further updates and details on this developing crime spree.

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