Police Find Connections in Wheaton Carjackings

Police believe the same person is behind two carjackings in Wheaton.

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    News4's Darcy Spencer reports on a second carjacking of an elderly man in Wheaton. (Published Sunday, Nov 27, 2011)

    Montgomery County police believe the same person is responsible for two carjackings in Wheaton.

    Both happened within a week at the same Giant grocery store at 2900 University Boulevard in the Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton shopping center.

    Police said a man armed with a box cutter approached a 60-year-old man Saturday afternoon and made him get in the passenger seat of his SUV. Then, investigators said the man was forced to withdraw cash from several ATMs before he was released at a BP gas station on Blair Road in northwest Washington.

    Police believe the same robber kidnapped a 75-year-old man from the same parking lot Wednesday.

    Police released a description of the suspect late Saturday night. They are looking for a black male with a medium complexion, between 35 and 45 years old, standing between five feet 11 inches tall and six feet tall, and weighing between 175 and 180 pounds. He is described as wearing dark-colored jeans and a black jacket.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division -- Robbery Section at 240-773-5100. Anonymous callers can dial 1-866-8477 or (240) 773-8477 or text "MCPD" and their tip to 274637.