Washington, DC, Wednesday saw the carjacking of an FBI agent in Washington, D.C.; this theft coincides with a sharp rise in carjackings in the nation’s capital.
According to police, the midafternoon armed carjacking was executed by two individuals. According to Metropolitan Police, the car was discovered a mile away after about 30 minutes. The FBI said in a statement that investigations are being conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department’s carjacking task force and the FBI’s Washington field office.
This year, carjackings in the nation’s capital have increased by 104%, more than doubling. U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas and a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates are recent victims. In October, three armed attackers carjacked him close to the Capitol; they took his car but did not hurt him.
Earlier this month, three individuals attempted to break into an unmarked Secret Service vehicle, prompting Secret Service agents guarding President Joe Biden’s granddaughter to open fire. Nobody was hit by anything. In comparison to last year, violent crime in Washington has increased by more than 40% this year.