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12-year-old arrested for four incidents of auto theft in Washington, DC
All four incidents occurred within an hour, according to a press release from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

The boy was arrested by the MPD the same day and charged with four counts of armed carjacking, according to the press release. Police are still looking for a second suspect who was seen on a surveillance camera.

The incidents began around 6:30 p.m., when a carpool driver was picking up a customer and was approached by the two suspects. One of the suspects pointed a gun at him from the driver’s side door and ordered him out of the vehicle, according to an incident report. The other suspect grabbed the victim’s phone.

The driver refused to get out of the car and was able to leave.

About 45 minutes later, the suspects approached another carpool driver, according to an incident report. A suspect opened the front passenger door and waved a handgun at the driver, demanding his car keys. The driver managed to get away and the suspects fled the scene again, according to the incident report.

At approximately 7.20 p.m., the two suspects approached a man walking towards his car. A suspect pointed a handgun at the man and demanded the keys to the car. The other suspect pulled a bag out of the car and took a laptop computer before the pair fled the scene, according to an incident report.

Less than 10 minutes after the third car theft, the suspects approached a woman sitting in her car. A suspect opened the driver’s side of the car, pointed a handgun at the woman and ordered her out of her car, police said.

The woman said she was unable to understand due to a language barrier, according to an incident report. A suspect then motioned for the woman to get out of her car. The suspects left in the car, which was eventually recovered, police said.


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