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Crime Roundup: Police Arrest Two Teens After Carjacking Near Eastern Market

by Sean Meehan — February 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm 2 Comments

Police carPolice arrested two teens after they stole a car near Eastern Market last night.

A woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a car near the intersection of 7th and D streets SE when a man opened another door of the car. The woman left the car immediately and two other men took her purse from the car.

One of the men then stole the car while the other two ran away with her purse toward the Eastern Market Metro station.

Plainclothes police officers who were in the area came into contact with the victim shortly after the carjacking and canvassed the area. Officers quickly located the car on the 800 block of E Street SE and arrested the thief.

Later, Metro Transit Police Officers saw one of the men attempting to throw the purse away inside the Metro station and arrested him as well.

Police did not release the names of the suspects who were arrested because they are minors.

Earlier yesterday, a student at the Capitol Hill campus of Center City Public Charter School threatened another student with a knife. There were no injuries reported and the suspect later turned the knife in to the principal.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Lock ‘Em Up !!!! Good work by police. Where was mama and papa when their kids were misbehaving? Do they even care?

  • Hill Resident

    Well done, police! I agree with Concerned Citizen: lock them up! But we all know that that will never happen. DC law treats violent teenage thugs as sad and lonely boys for whom life is really, really, really hard because society is really, really, really mean. After all, these boys are probably really nice young fellows just waiting to blossom into productive citizens. They just need more government programs to help them along…

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