(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released on November 29 pictures of two suspects which authorities believe are connected to the carjacking of an agent in Washington, DC. According to different reports, the Carjacking Task Force of the DC Metropolitan Police, along with the Washington Field Office of the FBI, are seeking information about the carjacking, which took place on the 12th St. NE’s 100 block.
The bureau said that two unknown men carjacked one of its agents after pointing a gun at him while he was exiting the vehicle. The two suspects eventually fled with the FBI vehicle, which authorities recovered nearly 20 minutes later. The bureau also pointed out that the agent didn’t suffer any injury during the carjacking. However, it remains unclear if the suspects stole anything from the vehicle.
The FBI is currently offering a $10,000 reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the two men who carjacked the bureau’s agent.
According to official statistics from the Metropolitan Police Department, carjackings have skyrocketed in the capital city over the last few years. Different reports pointed out that local authorities have said carjackings have become one of the most common types of crimes in Washington, DC.
A web page from the Metropolitan Police Department that only focuses on carjacking crime statistics shows that 921 cases have taken place in 2023. While it noted that 77 percent of these carjackings have involved different types of weapons, it doesn’t detail if the victims have been injured.
The number represents a massive increase from 2022, as police reported only 429 carjackings over the same period last year. Local authorities have said that 65 percent of every carjacking arrest in the capital city involves juveniles, and revealed that the most common age for offenders is 15 years.
On November 13, DC Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency to address the numerous incidents of youth crime. She published different statistics related to the rise in crime among children and teenagers, which include nearly 500 juvenile arrests this year.
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