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Police Make Arrest in Carjacking with Help from Bystanders

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Police Make Arrest in Carjacking with Help from Bystanders

Two brave delivery drivers intervened and were able to hold one of the suspects until Third District police officers arrived.

The Metropolitan Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in an armed carjacking. At approximately 10:25 am on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, two male suspects were reportedly behind the 3100 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>14th Street, NW attempting to carjack an adult male victim. Two brave delivery drivers intervened and were able to hold one of the suspects until Third District police officers arrived. The other suspect made good his escape.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

Police arrested 45-year-old Frank Mabry of no fixed address. He has been charged with armed carjacking. Police are investigating whether Mr. Mabry is a suspect in other robberies and offenses.

The other suspect is described as a black male. He is approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build. He is further described as having a bald head, a light complexion and being clean shaven. He was wearing a black coat and was armed with a knife. 

“Although the MPD does not advise people to confront suspects who may be armed, I commend the courageous efforts of the delivery drivers who witnessed a crime in progress and assisted in the apprehension,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.