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Two cars carjacked in D.C.

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Authorities are looking for a person behind a pair of carjackings that took place within 10 minutes of each other in the District Friday morning.

One of the cars involved was not taken; another one at subsequent carjacking was stolen. Photo: Brianne Carter

The first incident happened at 8:24 a.m. at a Sunoco the 500 block of 13th Street SE.

A woman pulled up to pump gas, when a Mercedes-Benz rolled in and attempted to carjack her. However, there was a passenger in the seat. The plan foiled, the suspects fled after a brief struggle.

Nine minutes later, a second carjacking took place near Eliot-Hine Middle School, in the 1800 block of Constitution Avenue NE. In that carjacking, MPD officials say that an Infiniti was stolen in what they describe as a bump-and-run carjacking.

This means that the suspects rear-ended her car, and when she got out to inspect the damage, they jumped in her car and sped off.

"They took my entire life," the victim said. Along with her car, the suspects got her green card, social security card, and dissertation work.

She is one of at least four victims across the city who were rear-ended in this manner. The crimes date back to August.

Police are currently on the lookout for a the silver Infiniti G30X from this morning. It has D.C. tags: EJ 0362.

The stolen car was last seen making a right turn on to C Street Northeast.

No one was injured in either carjacking, officials say, and they don't believe the crimes are related.

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