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Md. man arrested, believed linked to 2 carjackings

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 7:30am  ET

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County police say they believe a man arrested in a September carjacking along Rockville Pike is linked to another carjacking from last month.

Police this month arrested 27-year-old Byron Deshane Govan of White Plains on charges including auto theft and carjacking.

The first carjacking occurred September 27 in Rockville after a woman's car was stolen by a man who implied he had a weapon. The second occurred October 31 near White Flint Mall, when an armed man forced a couple from their car and drove off. Police chased after the car but the driver bailed and ran away.

Police reviewed surveillance footage from that crime and believe the same man is responsible for both carjackings.

Govan is being held without bond. Court records don't list a lawyer for him.


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