12-YEAR-OLD BOY COMMITTED 4 ARMED CARJACKINGS IN LESS THAN AN HOUR , POLICE SAY

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Mar. 9 2021, Updated 1:43 p.m. ET

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Four armed carjackings took place in Washington, D.C., within one hour and police say a 12-year-old boy is one of the suspects. 

Police are also searching for a second suspect in connection to the crimes. 

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According to the Washington D.C. Metro police, the suspects approached the first victim around 6:30 p.m. March 4, who was in their vehicle. One of the suspects waved a handgun at the victim and demanded they exit their vehicle. However, the victim did not comply and fled the scene. 

The next carjacking took place at approximately 7:15 p.m. The suspects approached the second victim, waved a handgun at the victim and demanded they exit their vehicle.

Again, the victim did not comply and fled the scene, police say.

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The suspects moved more quickly this time, as the third attempted carjacking took place at approximately 7:20 p.m. The suspects approached the victim and one of them waved a handgun at the victim and demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle. According to the MPD, the suspects then ran away. 

Just four minutes later, around 7:24 p.m., the suspects approached the fourth victim in their vehicle. Again, one of the suspects waved a handgun and told the victim to get out of their vehicle, according to police. This time, the victim complied and the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

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One of the suspects was caught a short time later, according to police. The victim’s vehicle was also recovered. 

The suspect who was caught is a 12-year-old  boy and was charged with four counts of armed carjacking. The name of the suspect was not released. 

The offenses remain under investigation, as the second suspect has not been arrested. 

Police ask anyone with information to call police at (202) 727-9099 or text their tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. There is a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the second suspect.

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