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Early Morning Carjacking and Assault with a Deadly Weapon

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

The DC Police are investigating two incidents that happened early Saturday morning, December 15, within a few hours and a few blocks of one another.

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Crime news from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

Carjacking at 17th and M NW

Just after 3 am, a carjacking occurred at M and 17th Streets NW according to a tweet and a DC Police Alert. Police are searching for a 2008 black Jeep Cherokee with black rims and Maryland license plate tag number 1AB0462. The suspects are described as two black males wearing ski masks, one carrying a handgun.

From DC Police Alerts: “ARMED CARJACKING 0307 HRS_17th & M ST. NW_2D INVESTIGATIN TAKEN 2008 JEEP CHEROKEE (BLK) MD TAG 1AB0462 (BLK) RIMS LOUD EXHAUST 2B/M’s ONE WITH HANDGUN. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #”

15th Street Assault with Gun

Just after 5 am police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon incident in the 1200 block of 15th Street NW according to a tweet. A victim was assaulted with a gun but was not injured. Police announced one arrest in this case. There is no indication the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information in either case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.

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