Police find vehicle carjacked from 76-year-old in Montgomery County

WASHINGTON — Police say they’ve found the carjacked vehicle taken from a 76-year-old woman leaving choir practice earlier this week.

Montgomery County police Cpt. Paul Starks said the 2008 Limited Edition Toyota Highlander was found at 2:30 p.m. at Merrimac Drive and Riggs Road in Adelphi, Maryland.

Days earlier, police said, the SUV was taken from a woman during a carjacking outside Episcopal Church of Our Savior at 1700 Powder Mill Road in Hillandale, Maryland.

A man demanded money from the woman, shoving an object into her stomach to imply that he had a gun. When she told him she didn’t have any money, the man threw her to the ground and drove off in her SUV.

Police said the carjacker is still at large and are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment.

Police said they’re looking for a person described as black man in his 30s, between 5-feet, 6-inches and 5-feet, 8-inches tall, and weighing 150 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark shirt and khaki pants at the time of the carjacking.

Those with information are asked to call Montgomery County Police at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), by texting the phrase MCPD in addition to your crime tip.

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