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Georgetown carjacking: Two juveniles taken into custody

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Two juveniles have been taken into custody for their alleged roles in a brazen carjacking in the heart of Georgetown early Friday. A third suspect is still on the run.

Police say a woman pulled her car into the Exxon gas station on M Street around 1 a.m. Right behind her were three armed men. When they tried to rob her, the woman escaped and ran into the station. The suspects took off in her car.

Minutes later, police took off after the woman's stolen vehicle. One juvenile suspect was taken into custody after the car crashed on the Clara Barton Parkway near the Chain Bridge. A second suspect was found hours later. 

Police say the suspects jumped into the Georgetown reservoir to elude capture.

Karl Viehe says he will be more cautious the next time he fills up at the Exxon. 

“Anywhere in the city you have to be careful, but obviously when something like that happens it makes you realize you have to be careful,” he says. 

“It’s really scary, especially right by Georgetown,” says Ashton Ratcliffe, a summer intern. 

 

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