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15, 16-year-old boys charged in Silver Spring and Takoma Park carjackings

Based on their ages, both teens will be unnamed.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story erroneously named the 16-year-old charged. In accordance with WUSA9’s policy not to name minors who are not being charged as an adult, this has been edited. 

Montgomery County police have arrested and charged two teen boys for their alleged roles in three carjackings in Silver Spring and Takoma Park.

Through investigation, police said they identified a 16-year-old and15-year-old, both from Washington, D.C., involved in the carjackings. The pair allegedly spent the early hours of the morning stealing cars at midnight, 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. Police also say they held up some of their victims at gunpoint. 

The two boys were eventually found on Aug. 30 inside one of the vehicles that police identified as stolen, and arrested. 

Detectives continue to work to determine if these suspects are involved in additional crimes in Montgomery County and are coordinating their investigations with law enforcement agencies in surrounding jurisdictions. 

Detectives urge anyone with information to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  

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