Two charged in Rockville carjacking
Third person arrested, but cleared and released
Montgomery County police have charged two men with stealing a vehicle from a man in Rockville at gunpoint last month.
Juan Angel Madrid, 25, or Rockville, and 26-year-old Michael Castillo Guzman, currently incarcerated in Worcester County, have been charged.
They approached a 19-year-old man around 8:35 p.m. on Sept. 16 in an apartment parking lot in the 12600 block of Veirs Mill Road, police said in a press release on Thursday.
Police said Guzman tried to search the victim’s pockets and pointed a gun at his head. When the victim ran away, Guzman and Madrid stole the man’s vehicle. The man then called police.
Police said Rockville officers saw the vehicle near the area of Md. 355 and Park Road and tried to stop it. The vehicle continued to the area of North Van Buren Street and West Middle Lane, before stopping.
Guzman and Madrid fled. A third person stayed by the vehicle and was arrested.
Police determined last month that the man they arrested at the scene was not involved in the carjacking. He was released from custody.
Detectives determined that Guzman and Madrid were involved because of a tip from the public, police said on Thursday.
Madrid was arrested on a warrant Sept. 25, and Guzman was already incarcerated due to an unrelated crime, police said.
Madrid has been charged with one count each of armed carjacking, armed robbery, first-degree assault and use of a firearm in a felony, according to court records. He is due in court on Nov. 6.
Court records were not available for Guzman.
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