14-Year-Old Arrested for Gaithersburg Armed Carjacking

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GAITHERSBURG, MD – A 14-year-old boy from Gaithersburg has been arrested for an armed carjacking that took place in April. Now, police are searching for two accomplices, a teen girl and another teen boy who was involved in the carjacking.

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police have arrested and charged a 14-year-old male from Gaithersburg with the April 8, carjacking in the 19500 block of Crystal Rock Drive. At approximately 7:52 p.m., 5th District officers responded to Crystal Rock Drive for the report of an armed carjacking.

“The investigation by detectives determined that upon exiting his family’s vehicle, the victim was approached by a group of masked teenage suspects, between the ages of 15 and 18-years-old. One of the suspects who approached the victim removed a handgun from his waistband and demanded the keys to the car,” police reported. “The victim initially refused the suspect’s demands and they began to attack him, striking him in the head and body. An unknown female suspect took the keys from the victim’s hand and gave them to the suspect with the gun. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s car. Upon fleeing the scene, the suspects struck another vehicle with the stolen car.”

Police said throughout the course of the investigation probable cause was developed to identify the 14-year-old from Gaithersburg as one of the suspects involved in the armed carjacking.

On Tuesday, April 26, detectives applied for and obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence of the juvenile.

The next day, the search warrant was executed at his residence in Gaithersburg. Several items were recovered at the residence connecting him to the carjacking, as well as an armed robbery that occurred on March 25, 2022.

The additional suspects are described as two Black males and one Black female with braids, between 15 and 18-years-old.