Detectives Investigate Armed Carjacking and Kidnapping in Silver Spring; Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the armed carjacking and kidnapping of three juveniles that occurred yesterday in the Piney Branch area of Silver Spring.  Detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the suspect and are asking anyone with information about this crime and/or suspect to come forward to police.

Investigation has determined that yesterday (Thursday, July 18) at approximately 2:00 p.m., a woman parked her car and accompanied by her daughter, entered the Capital One Bank located at 8740 Arliss Street.  Three additional family members: a two-year-old female, a nine-year old male, and a 15-year old female, remained in the back seat of the vehicle.  The suspect entered the vehicle and began driving out of the parking lot.  (The car was running and the keys were in the ignition).  The 15-year-old female victim observed what appeared to be a black handgun in the suspect’s pocket.  The suspect drove to an apartment complex parking lot located in the 8600 block of Piney Branch Road.  He told the oldest victim to give him money and she complied.  The suspect let the children out of the vehicle and then fled from the area in the stolen vehicle.  The victims were not injured during the incident.

The stolen vehicle, a blue 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland tags: 2DD3455, has not been located.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, with a slim build.  He was approximately 20 years old, with facial hair that included a mustache and beard.  His hair was in twists.  He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and a black and gray backpack.

Anyone with information about this carjacking/kidnapping and/or the suspect involved is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

Please note:  Investigators continue to search for additional (and clearer) surveillance photographs of the suspect.  If additional photographs of the suspect are located, they will be released to the public.

Detectives Investigate Attempted Armed Carjacking in White Oak; Composite Sketch of Suspect Released

Composite sketch of attempted armed carjacking suspect

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Major Crimes Division continue to investigate the July 2nd attempted armed carjacking of a 62-year-old male that occurred in White Oak.   Today, investigators are releasing a composite sketch of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s with a medium to dark complexion.  He is approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall, weighs approximately 160 to 170 pounds, and has a light beard.

The investigation by detectives determined that on Tuesday, July 2nd at approximately 5:00 a.m., the victim was cleaning his car in the parking lot area of the 11400 block of July Drive when the suspect approached while riding a black bicycle.  The suspect engaged the victim in a conversation, displayed a weapon, and demanded cash from the victim.   The suspect then entered the driver’s area of the victim’s vehicle and attempted to leave the area in the victim’s car.  The suspect was unable to start the victim’s vehicle and eventually fled the area on the bicycle without obtaining any cash or property from the victim.

Anyone who has information about this suspect or this attempted armed carjacking is asked to call Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5100. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

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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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