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Boy, 12, accused of string of armed carjackings in Washington, DC

Police handcuff suspect. (MaxPixel/Released)

Police have a 12-year-old suspect in custody in connection with multiple carjacking incidents last week.

Police say the boy was involved with three unsuccessful attempts to carjack a vehicle before stealing a car at gunpoint. All of the incidents occurred within an hour last Thursday.

According to a police statement, the boy and another suspect first approached a vehicle at 6:29 p.m., with one of them armed with a handgun. They driver refused to surrender the vehicle and drove off, police say.

At 7:15 p.m., the suspects again approached another vehicle and demanded the driver get out. The driver again refused and drover off, police say. Five minutes later, the suspects approached another victim and demanded the keys to the vehicle, but ended up running off, police say. The statement does not say why the suspects decided to run from the area.

At 7:24 p.m., the suspects approached a fourth vehicle and again demanded the driver get out. The female driver did leave the vehicle and the suspects drove off, police say. The 12-year-old suspect was arrested a short time later, but the other suspect has not been caught. The vehicle was recovered.

The 12-year-old has been charged with four counts of armed carjacking.


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