One Suspect Charged in Takoma Park Jewelry Store Robbery and Armed Carjacking

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Ever R. Torres-Enriquez, age 23, of the 900 block of Northampton Drive in Silver Spring, with armed robbery and armed carjacking related to the February 16 armed robbery of a jewelry store in Takoma Park.

On February 16, two suspects entered the Silver Spring Jewelry store located at 1137 University Boulevard East in Takoma Park and announced a robbery.   The suspects obtained jewelry and cash from the store.  Immediately after the armed robbery, the suspects confronted two adult males who were in a Toyota Camry parked outside of the jewelry store. The suspects threatened the victims with a weapon and demanded the victim’s car.  The suspects stole the victim’s car and fled the area.

During the investigation, detectives identified Torres-Enriquez as a suspect in this robbery.

On June 14, officers conducted a traffic stop on New Hampshire Avenue near the Capital Beltway (I-495) on a vehicle in which Torres-Enriquez was a passenger.   Torres-Enriquez was arrested and charged with armed robbery and armed carjacking.  Torres-Enriquez is currently being held without bond.

This armed robbery and armed carjacking remains an ongoing investigation.

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Detectives Charge Suspect with Armed Carjacking

Dante Tyler-El

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division have charged Dante Tyler-El, age 53, of the 500 block of Little Hut Drive in Centerville, Maryland, with an armed carjacking that occurred on June 5th in Gaithersburg.

On Wednesday, June 5th at approximately 5:29 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers responded to the 18700 block of North Frederick Avenue for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the 46-year-old female victim was in her parked car in the 18700 block of North Frederick Avenue when the suspect approached her.  The suspect, who was wearing a yellow construction vest, hard hat, and armed with a handgun threatened the victim and demanded money.  The suspect handcuffed the victim, moved her to the back seat of her vehicle, and began looking for property inside the car.  At one point, the victim screamed, and the suspect struck her with the handgun.  The suspect then moved to the driver’s seat of the victim’s car and drove approximately one hundred yards with the victim still handcuffed in the back seat.  The suspect stopped the car, exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot.   The victim freed one of her hands from the handcuffs and immediately contacted police.

Personnel from the Forensic Service Section (FSS) processed the crime scene for physical evidence, including latent fingerprints and DNA.  Prints believed to belong to the suspect were obtained from the victim’s vehicle and sent to a regional fingerprint database (RAFIS).  On June 7th, detectives received a fingerprint match to Dante Tyler-El and obtained an arrest warrant for him charging him with armed robbery, armed carjacking, kidnapping, the use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and first-degree assault.

During the investigation, MCP detectives determined that early in the morning on June 6th, Tyler-El had been arrested by officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department (MDTA) while driving a stolen vehicle in the area of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.    During that arrest, MDTA officers located a handgun, a fluorescent construction vest, and construction hard hats inside the stolen vehicle.

Tyler-El is currently incarcerated in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center located in Centerville, Maryland related to the June 6th stolen vehicle and handgun charges.

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Handgun recovered from the stolen vehicle that Tyler-El was driving.

Two Suspects Arrested for Attempted Carjacking in Gaithersburg

Detectives from the Major Crimes Division have charged Jemmy Antonio Chica-Cornejo, age 21, of South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, and a 14-year-old male juvenile of Gaithersburg, with an attempted carjacking that occurred in the area of South Frederick Avenue (Route 355) and West Deer Park Road on January 3.

On January 3 at approximately 6:50 p.m., 6th District officers and Gaithersburg Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of South Frederick Avenue and West Deer Park Road for the report of two males who were acting disorderly and one of them having a gun.

A Montgomery County police officer responding to the call observed the two suspects in the roadway of the 500 block of South Frederick Avenue.  One of the suspects was standing directly in front of a stopped truck and the other suspect was also standing near the vehicle.  Both suspects ran from the area but were apprehended after officers pursed them on foot and set up a perimeter.  A Gaithersburg police officer located a BB gun in close proximity to where the teenager was arrested.

The victim of the attempted carjacking stated that Chica-Cornejo was banging on the driver’s side window of his vehicle and was pulling on the door handle and yelling while the juvenile stood directly in front of his vehicle.

Officers spoke with several witnesses in the area who stated that the two suspects were repeatedly walking in and out of the roadway and forcing vehicles to stop. One of the witnesses said he saw the juvenile suspect remove a gun from his waistband, point it at a vehicle, and then put the gun back in his waistband.

During police interviews, both suspects made admissions of guilt.  Chica-Cornejo and the juvenile suspect were charged with attempted carjacking and first-degree assault.  Chica-Cornejo was transported to the Central Processing Unit and the juvenile suspect was detained by the Department of Juvenile Services.

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Note: A mugshot of the juvenile suspect will not be released.

 

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Update: Suspects Identified in Wheaton Carjacking

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department  of Police – Major Crimes Division, continue to investigate an armed carjacking that occurred on December 31, 2018, in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

On Monday, December 31, at approximately 3:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call reporting an armed carjacking that had just occurred in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

Responding officers located the victim who reported that two suspects had displayed a handgun and had taken her vehicle.  A lookout was placed for the stolen vehicle along with a description of the two suspects.

At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers responding to the call spotted the stolen vehicle and were able to perform a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Pike and Greencastle Road.  The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.  A replica handgun was retrieved on the scene of the traffic stop.

The two suspects have been identified as Eric Ebryma Jeng, age 24, of the 12900 block of Winterthur Lane in Silver Spring, and Tabatha Samantha Frampton, age 23, of the unit block of R Street, NE, Washington, DC.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  Anyone who has additional information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

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Two Arrested for Armed Carjacking in Wheaton

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department  of Police – Major Crimes Division, continue to investigate an armed carjacking  that occurred this afternoon in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

On Monday, December 31, at approximately 3:27 p.m., the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a call reporting an armed carjacking that had just occurred in the 11100 block of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton.

Responding officers located the victim who reported that two suspects had displayed a handgun and had taken her vehicle.  A lookout was placed for the stolen vehicle along with a description of the two suspects.

At approximately 3:44 p.m., officers responding to the call spotted the stolen vehicle and were able to perform a traffic stop in the area of Columbia Pike and Greencastle Road.  The two suspects were taken into custody without incident.  A replica handgun was retrieved on the scene of the traffic stop.

Suspect information will be released after suspects are charged accordingly.

This is an ongoing investigation.  Detectives are working to confirm additional details.  Updates will be provided as information is confirmed.  Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100.

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