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Carjacking Suspects at Large

By Carla Branch

Alexandria police are still looking for three suspects in an armed carjacking that took place on July 30. Police were called to Edison and Dale streets around 10:15 a.m. last Friday.

Police gave the following version of the crime: Three suspects approached the victim, a 20-year-old Arlington man, produced a handgun and demanded money. The suspects, who were not satisfied with the amount of cash that the victim possessed, attempted to force the victim into his car at gunpoint to obtain more money. There was a struggle and the victim was shot once in the leg.

Two of the suspects fled the scene in the victim's vehicle and the third suspect left in another vehicle. The suspects drove the victim's vehicle, a gold Buick, south on Mt. Vernon Avenue, striking cars as it went. The suspects then drove down Henry Street, striking additional cars. At Pendleton and Patrick Streets, the suspects turned south, going the wrong way on a one-way street, striking two additional cars. They finally jumped out of the Buick near a barber shop on Patrick Street and fled on foot.

Alexandria police requested assistance from both Fairfax County and the U. S. Park Police. Fairfax County provided a team of blood hounds and the U. S. Park Police provided helicopter support. The suspects were not found.

The victim was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

The armed suspect is described as a black male. 20-23 years of age, 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-11-inches, small build, wearing a white T-shirt, baggy black or blue jeans and a baseball cap. The second suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 20-23 years old, 6-feet tall, thin build, thin goatee, wearing a white T-shirt and a green baseball cap with the Celtics or Sonics emblem. The third suspect, who fled from the scene of the shooting, is described as a black male. 17-20 years of age, 5-feet-8-inches, thin build, and possibly wearing a black and red ball cap.

Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703-838-4444.