It has been an eventful couple of weeks for BMW drivers in the Crystal City and Pentagon City area.
Last night another BMW was taken during a carjacking, by suspects who themselves arrived in a BMW. This time it happened outside the 7-Eleven store at the corner of 23rd Street S. and S. Eads Street.
“At approximately 10:14 p.m. on January 30, police were dispatched to the report of a stolen vehicle,” Arlington County police said today in a crime report. “Upon arrival, it was determined the male victim was attempting to reverse out of a parking space when Suspect One exited the suspect vehicle, approached the victim, brandished a firearm, threatened him and demanded his vehicle.”
“The victim exited his vehicle and Suspect One and Suspect Two entered,” the crime report continued. “The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed with the suspect vehicle, occupied by Suspect Three and Suspect Four, following.”
YET ANOTHER CRYSTAL CITY CARJACKING— 7-Eleven at 23rd St South and South Eads St in Arlington. Around 10:15 p.m., 4 guys arrived in a black BMW with Md temp tags, two got out with a handgun and carjacked a white 2-door BMW with Va tags. #CrystalCityVA @ARLnowDOTcom pic.twitter.com/LuSx2kEqk9
— Alan Henney (@alanhenney) January 31, 2023
At 10:16 pm @ArlingtonVaPD dispatched armed carjacking of white 2-door BMW at S.Eads & 23rd 7-11. Likely accomplices in black BMW all headed on Rt 1N. At 10:14 pm my cameras caught these 2 cars speeding up Rt 1 into I-395. Can't say they're the same, but timing & car colors fit. pic.twitter.com/3csnIyG8Mq
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) January 31, 2023
This was the fifth reported carjacking in Arlington in three weeks, the fourth in the Crystal City and Pentagon City areas, and the third involving BMWs.
On Jan. 15 an Audi was carjacked at 23rd Street S. and S. Fern Street, in Crystal City. On Jan. 25 a white BMW was carjacked near 23rd Street S. and Crystal Drive, in Crystal City. On Jan. 26 a BMW was carjacked in front of the Pentagon City mall after another BMW, carjacked in D.C., crashed and was abandoned nearby on Route 1.
The five vehicles carjacked in Arlington this month compares to zero carjacked last January and 14 total throughout 2022, according to stats provided by ACPD.
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