Three Men Charged in Alexandria Carjacking
Carjacking occurred early Thursday morning in 5100 block of Duke Street.
Police have charged three men with unauthorized use of a vehicle and a weapons violation related to a carjacking in Alexandria on Thursday morning.
Around 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, a 24-year-old Alexandrian 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, according to police. The three suspects jumped into the car and drove westbound on Duke Street. The victims of the carjacking were not injured.
Arlington County Police Department officers located the vehicle a short time later heading northbound on Interstate 395.
Arlington officers initiated a pursuit and eventually got the vehicle to stop on I-395 at the 12th Street exit in Washington, D.C. Two suspects were apprehended inside the vehicle and a third suspect was caught after a short foot pursuit. The weapon was recovered inside the car.
Mark Comer, 23, and Marcus Crouch, 19, both of Washington and a 17-year-old Maryland resident were each charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and a weapons violation in the District. They are currently being held there.
The three men have each been charged in Alexandria with carjacking and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The police said additional charges may be pending.