Elderly Woman Carjacked In Edgewater, Teenage Suspect From DC Arrested: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department announced Monday that it arrested a 15-year-old boy from the District of Columbia accused in a June 24 armed carjacking in Edgewater. A county police car is shown here on another day. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

EDGEWATER, MD - Authorities announced Monday that they arrested one of the suspects accused of carjacking an older woman earlier this summer in Edgewater.

Police only identified the arrestee as a 15-year-old boy from Washington, D.C. This is normal protocol for minors accused of most crimes.

Officers did not mention the exact role that this suspect is accused of having in the carjacking.

Authorities said the carjacking at gunpoint happened on June 24 around 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Hamlet Circle.

The victim told police she was sitting in her vehicle outside her home. 

Officers said three males and one female arrived in what the victim thinks was a white sedan and approached her.

The suspects started to bang on the victim's windows, authorities said.

Police said one of the male suspects pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim exited the vehicle.

Officers said the female suspect took the victim's purse.

Authorities said the suspects pushed the victim to the ground, got into her vehicle and fled toward Mitchells Chance Road. The white sedan that the suspects arrived in also fled.

Police said the victim suffered minor injuries and went to an undisclosed hospital for treatment. 

Officers said they found the victim's unoccupied vehicle soon after near Central Avenue and Beards Point Road.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is still working to identify the other suspects.

Detectives asked anybody with information to call (410) 222-1960. Tipsters can stay anonymous by dialing (410) 222-4700.

This map shows the area where authorities said the carjacking happened.

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