12-year-old DC boy charged with 4 armed carjackings in an hour; second suspect at large

12-year-old DC boy charged with 4 armed carjackings in an hour; second suspect at large

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Thursday night and charged with armed carjacking in Northeast D.C.

In less than an hour, between 6:29 p.m. and 7:24 p.m., D.C. Police say two males pulled a gun on four different people and demanded they turn over their car keys.

The times and locations of the four attempted carjackings:

  • 6:29 p.m. in the 1900 block of 2nd Street, Northeast
  • 7:15 p.m. in the 300 block of V Street, Northeast
  • 7:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of 4th Street, Northeast
  • 7:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of Evarts Street, Northeast

In the first three attempts, they failed. The intended victims refused to give up their keys and got away.

In the fourth attempt, a woman gave up her keys and the two carjackers drove off with her car.

A short time later, the 12-year-old boy, from Southeast D.C., was arrested and charged with the four offenses, police say.

The woman’s car was recovered.

The second suspect remains at large. Surveillance video caught an image of him.