Teens Charged in Carjacking of Elderly Man in Silver Spring, Maryland


Silver Spring, MARYLAND — In a distressing turn of events, two teenagers now face charges in connection with the carjacking of a man in his late 70s in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Responding swiftly, Montgomery County police were on the scene at a parking lot in the 2000 block of Coleridge Drive shortly before 10:30 p.m. on September 22, after receiving an urgent report about a recent carjacking.

The assailants, aged 15 and 17 from Upper Marlboro, targeted a 77-year-old man as he was exiting his 2018 Toyota Corolla, demanding both keys and wallet, as per the police account.

Regrettably, the teenagers resorted to physical violence, assaulting the victim, and making off with his belongings and the vehicle.

In the early hours of September 23, Bowie City Police responded to a call at the 15600 block of East Haven Court in Bowie, reporting three individuals attempting to break into a car.

Subsequently, one suspect — later identified as the 17-year-old involved in the Silver Spring carjacking — was apprehended, while the other two managed to escape the scene in the stolen Toyota Corolla.

A pursuit ensued, with law enforcement tailing the suspects in the stolen vehicle. The chase ended in a crash, leading the culprits to attempt an escape on foot. Swift action from the police led to the arrest of both individuals involved.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was determined to be the 15-year-old implicated in the Silver Spring carjacking.

Presently, the 15-year-old is in custody at the Juvenile Detention Facility, where he faces charges related to a separate incident. Meanwhile, the 17-year-old is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.