ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE 3600 WHEELER AVENUE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22304 703-746-6600
NEWS RELEASE MAY 31, 2012 #12-028 12:30 P.M. DONALDSON
Alexandria Police Investigate Carjacking
Alexandria Police are investigating a carjacking that occurred in the 5100 block of Duke Street. Around 2:10 A.M. on Thursday, May 31, a 24 year-old City resident and a 21 year-old non-City resident were sitting in a 2004 Nissan Maxima when they were approached by three men. One of the suspects displayed a handgun and told the victims to get out of the vehicle. The three suspects jumped into the car and drove westbound on Duke Street. The victims of the carjacking were not injured.
A lookout was immediately broadcast to area departments and Arlington County Police Department officers located the vehicle a short time later heading northbound on Interstate 395. Arlington County officers initiated a pursuit and eventually got the vehicle to stop on Interstate 395 at the 12th Street exit in Washington, DC. Two suspects were apprehended inside the vehicle and a third suspect was caught after a short foot pursuit. The weapon was recovered inside the vehicle.
Mark Comer, 23, and Marcus Crouch, 19, both of Washington, DC and a 17 year-old Maryland resident were each charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and a weapons violation in Washington, DC. They are currently being held in that jurisdiction.
The three men have each been charged in Alexandria with Carjacking and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Additional charges may be pending.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6711.