A Washington, D.C., man is accused of carjacking a woman at gunpoint in Wheaton on Tuesday, Montgomery County police said.
Anthony Lavar Millhouse, 39, approached a woman who was in a car in a parking lot on Fern Street around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police said in a press release on Wednesday.
Police said Millhouse displayed a handgun, threatened the woman and demanded that she give him the vehicle. She complied, and he drove away.
Montgomery County police said detectives worked with the Prince George’s County Police Department to find the stolen vehicle in Prince George’s County.
Prince George’s and D.C. police officers stopped Millhouse in the vehicle as he was driving into the District, police said. D.C. police took him into custody and identified him as Millhouse.
Montgomery County police have a warrant charging Millhouse with armed carjacking and other robbery-related offenses, police said. He will be extradited to Montgomery County.
Montgomery County has experienced an increase in carjackings in recent months. Police Chief Marcus Jones told reporters on March 18 that there had been 16 carjackings since the beginning of the year and 38 from September to February.
Additionally, Jones said:
- There were 24 carjackings from September to December in 2020
- There were 12 from January and August in 2020
- There were 20 carjackings in all of 2019, and no more than three in a single month
Staff writer Caitlynn Peetz contributed to this story
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