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.