Two Carjackings Occurred in NoMa Area Within 15 Minutes
(Updated at 2:10 p.m.) Drivers in NoMa and Brentwood were held at gunpoint last night by a carjacker who made off with two vehicles in just 15 minutes.
First, a man with a handgun stole a BMW from a convenience store on the 1900 block of 9th Street NE, northwest of Gallaudet University. The 2008 black BMW 328i was stolen between 8 and 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Within minutes, the suspect was spotted about a mile west — getting out of a silver Toyota Prius at a gas station on the unit block of Florida Avenue NE, police said. The carjacker then held up the driver of a 2005 Mercedes Benz CLK 320.
The 2008 black BMW 328i is a four-door sedan with the D.C. license plate EU 2354, police said. The 2005 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 is a coupe with the Maryland license plate 7BN5740.
Anyone who sees the vehicles is asked to notify the Metropolitan Police Department and provide the location the car was spotted.
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