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Gunman Takes Car from Victim Who Had Just Parked in Chevy Chase, DC

The vehicle was stolen at gunpoint from a Chevy Chase, DC, neighborhood.

Police news on Patch. File photo.
Police news on Patch. File photo.

A suspect armed with a handgun robbed a victim Wednesday night of money, keys and a vehicle, just after the victim had parked the vehicle in Chevy Chase, DC, according to DC's Metropolitan Police Department.

The robbery took place at about 9:30 p.m. in the 6100 block of Broad Branch Road in Upper Northwest DC, just a few blocks from the border of DC and Chevy Chase, MD, police reported.

After the suspect—described as male—stole the victim's keys at gunpoint, the suspect got in the victim's vehicle and fled from the scene. No injuries were reported, police said. 

DC's Metropolitan Police Department asks that anyone with information about the crime call the police at 202-727-9099, police added.

Shaka Zulu January 17, 2014 at 07:36 AM
But we passed new tough gun laws right? I am sure he used a legal firearm and only had 7 rounds in it right?
Brian January 17, 2014 at 09:16 AM
By reporting he was a "male" doesn't leave anyone much to go on. I'm guessing this is part of the Patch's "don't report the race if he is black" policy.
Laura L Thornton (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM
This is all the info that was released by the police about this crime.
jnrentz1 January 18, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Ms. Thornton: When the police release incomplete information regarding a look out and man hunt, please ask questions, such as race, sex, age, height, weight, distinctive articles of clothing, items taken, method and direction of escape. If the police refuse to cooperate, please complain, and let your readers know.
William R. Maloni January 21, 2014 at 08:02 PM
That makes virtually every other person I saw on Connecticut Avenue, today, a possible "suspect." Come on, if you plan to act as a community paper, you can and have to do better than that description! White, Black, Hispanic, tall, short, fat, skinning, wearing a.......?

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