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Porsche Carjacked from Arlington Used in D.C. Armored Car Robbery

by ARLnow.com July 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm 6,278 46 Comments

A Porsche Cayenne carjacked from the Aurora Highlands neighborhood last night was used in a brazen armored car robbery in D.C. this afternoon.

According to Arlington Police, the luxury SUV was stolen around 10:30 last night. Two men wearing masks and pointing guns approached the car after it pulled out of a driveway on the 1100 block of S. 18th Street. The men, described as in their late teens or early 20s, forced two women out of the car, stole their purses and drove off.

Just after noon today, the Porsche and two men — presumed to be the same suspects from last night — were involved in an armored car robbery at 16th and M Streets NW, just south of Scott Circle in the District. The men — one with a machine gun and the other with a 9 millimeter pistol — attempted to hold up a Brinks truck, according to initial reports. It’s unclear if they made off with any money.

Arlington Police were told to be on the lookout for the vehicle this afternoon, shortly after the robbery. Officers were told that the Porsche was last seen speeding north, away from the scene of today’s crime.

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  • samsonite

    “luxury SUV”


    • b0rk

      Why would you “rolleyes”? That is precisely what it is.

  • KalashniKEV

    Who wants to bet the “Machine Gun” turns out to be a Hi-Point Carbine, lol.

    • FrenchyB

      I’m betting MG-42.

      • KalashniKEV

        At least they haven’t reported it as an AK-47… yet.

        • Love me some p90

          • KalashniKEV

            If you haven’t seen it, they all say “AK-47” except for the “AK-47.”

            There’s a similar one for Glock…

          • Will Hayden

            Ridiculous, ain’t it?

        • GMo

          I’ve never seen that one before. Fantastic!

        • CW

          Nice…although whenever I hear the phrase “machine gun” used in the context of a robbery, I think Tommy Gun. I wonder if they were wearing pinstriped zoot suits?

          • Westover05

            I don’t think you could see the guns as they were concealed in guitar cases.

    • Bah… Not even a Mac.

  • JamesE

    Was it a turbo or standard model? This is critical information

    • charlie

      did the sun come up?
      you’ve posted before, i agree, the best theft deterrent is a manual tranny car.

      • In Arlington, the tranny steal wig.

      • JamesE

        I meant standard as in base model, the one I don’t care if it got stolen or not. Stealing a turbo should be punishable by death.

        • NomNom

          There is probably no chance the 5-0 will catch them if it is a turbo – probably to Canada by now.

  • nice!

    Nice quick removeal of that last comment arlnow. You’re on the ball!

    • For the record, it wasnt me.

      • KalashniKEV

        I totally missed it… what did it say?

        • Something racist yet borderline funny.

        • nice!

          It was a racist comment by me. I figured it would get pulled. Everything is so PC these days ;-).

  • Southeast Ben

    This is a pretty awesome news report. Isn’t it nearing the 20th anniversary of Point Break? Maybe that has something to do with this?

    • NoVapologist

      DC is actually the armored car robbery capital of the U.S. There have been something like 15 in the city since the beginning of 2010. Some of those involved shootouts as well.

  • SomeGuy

    The police report published on ArlNow earlier today references a carjacking on South 12th St, car ditched in Maryland. This carjacking happened 6 blocks away from there.

    Related? Maybe the first carjacking was a trial run.

    No description of the suspects in this one yet, but if they’re “both African American men approximately 20 years old,” they just might be the same perps. Let’s see where the car turns up.

    • The suspect description was similar in last night’s carjacking. We have an email in to ACPD to see if they think the two are connected.

  • john

    car was blue btw and had VA tags

  • BerryBerryCold

    How did DC firemen not catch this?

  • MyHood

    Holy Crap! That’s my block. Must have been a visiting car. I cannot think of a neighbor with a Cayenne.

  • NomNom

    So the Porsche Cayenne wasnt listed on the crime report. Will we see that next week, or is it a missing entry?

    • It will be in next week’s crime report.

      • NomNom


  • CrystalMikey

    Another carjacking? I hope they find the suspects fast.

  • SouthArlJD

    They’d better hope they’re not caught in Arlington, Judges here typically impose an 8 year sentence just for your garden variety strong arm robbery walking down the street. They’ve got absolutely no sense of humor about anything involving weapons, particularly guns. My assessment – should the perps be apprehended here – is to expect at least 13 years on the jack – IF they get one of our judges with a sense of humor.

    • SouthArlJD

      Excuse me, I meant to say if they get one of our judges with what passes for faith in the capacity of human beings to reform their lives.

  • NOVApologist

    WTOP just reported on this story and cited ARLnow.com as their source. Congrats.

  • The vehicle was just recovered a few minutes ago apparently according to scanner chatter. The ACPD dispatcher announced to the frequency that they had the vehicle in custody.

  • Michael H.

    I hope the police catch these punks before they end up killing someone.

    As for the accuracy of press reports about the model of gun, that doesn’t bother me. I’m guessing that most crime victims who aren’t gun experts aren’t going to be studying the details of the weapon being used. If someone robbed me, I doubt I’d remember many details of the gun.

    • KalashniKEV

      It’s not the fact that they didn’t come up with the exact make and model- the issue is the never ending drumbeat of false information regarding guns that is fed to the general public on a daily basis.

      I have met people who actually think you can buy hand grenades and RPG-7s at an Arizona Gun Show, and that these weapons are being used by the Cartels.

      This was of course prior to the BATFE feeding them commercial weapons to artificially create that link…

  • Sebastian Dangerfield

    Thank you, US Supreme Court, for making it so much easier for making it so much easier for hoods to get weapons in the District — and everywhere else in this country.

    • KalashniKEV

      Would you please clarify exactly what you’re talking about? Are you saying that these weapons were obtained legally on the open market? Has the “US Supreme Court” done anything recently on the topic?

      Do you think they could have caught them if guns were illegal, or the speed limit was lower outside the bank?

      I’m sure they would have just given up on the idea then…

    • BerryBerryCold
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