12-year-old DC boy charged with 6 carjackings, 3 robberies

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A 12-year-old boy from southeast Washington DC has been arrested and charged with six carjackings and three robbery offenses.

Police say that the spree began on March 21, after the boy exited a vehicle around 5 pm that was operated by another suspect and approached a victim in the 2300 block of Elvans Road. 

The Metropolitan Police Department said the boy allegedly assaulted the victim and attempted to take their belongings but fled before doing so.

On April 16, the boy, with other suspects, allegedly demanded that a victim, who was entering her vehicle, exit her vehicle at gunpoint in the 1700 block of Gainesville Street. The suspects fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The following day, the boy allegedly demanded a victim’s keys at gunpoint in the 700 block of 7th Street. The victim handed them over, and the suspect fled the scene. Another suspect fled the area in another vehicle.

On April 20, the suspects approached a victim in the 2300 block of Pitts Place and threatened them at gunpoint to hand over their keys. The victim complied, and the suspects attempted to flee the scene in the stolen car but were unsuccessful.  

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