Officers from the 1st District, Rockville City Police, and detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Robbery Section, arrested two suspects after an attempt armed carjacking that occurred last night in Rockville.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., the driver of a food delivery vehicle and his passenger were making a delivery in the 1600 block of Yale Place. As the driver was on his way back to his vehicle, he was approached by two adult male suspects. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded the delivery vehicle. The victim in the vehicle fled and the suspects entered the vehicle. The suspects were unable to operate the manual transmission of the vehicle, at which time they fled the area on foot.
Police arrived a short time later and with the assistance of police K-9 units were able to locate and arrest both of the suspects. K-9 units also located a discarded backpack belonging to one of the suspects which contained a black semi-automatic replica BB gun.
The two suspects are identified as 21-year-old Kwajo Oteng-Agipong of the 3000 block of Vista Street NE in Washington, DC, and 20-year-old Jose Maria Deduque of the 8500 block of Victory Lane in Potomac, MD. Both are charged with armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and motor vehicle theft. Both are currently being held on bond and awaiting trial.
*Arrest photos were unavailable at the time of this posting.