Would-Be Carjacker Thwarted in Latest Capitol Hill-Area Carjacking Incident
A would-be robber was unable to steal a car after attacking a man last night in the Capitol Hill area, which has seen a rash of carjackings in the past week, police said.
The attempted carjacking happened on the 100 block of K Street SE about 7 p.m. Monday. The incident in Navy Yard followed three carjackings that have occurred in Ward 6 since last Tuesday.
In yesterday’s attempted carjacking, the victim was standing near his car when someone struck his face with an unknown object, according to authorities. The attacker then got into the man’s vehicle and ordered him to hand over his keys.
Instead, the victim ran away with his keys. The would-be thief eventually left the scene without the car.
Police haven’t released any suspect information.
The incident came after two carjackers who said they were armed struck in northeast Capitol Hill Friday, two robbers with guns stole a car from a man in Hill East Wednesday and someone with a gun took a car from a man about a block northeast of Lincoln Park last Tuesday.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the carjackings were connected.
According to police, other crime that happened in the Capitol Hill area yesterday includes:
- A robbery with a gun near New Jersey and Massachusetts avenues NW about 3:30 p.m. Police are looking for:
B/M 5’7″ 16 years of age, dark clothing.
- A violent attempted robbery in which two individuals assaulted and tried to rob a man on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW about 9:15 p.m. Police haven’t released any information about the suspects.
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