FBI Agent Becomes Carjacking Victim

FBI Agent Becomes Carjacking Victim

(RepublicanPress.org) – According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, motor vehicle thefts are up 92% compared to 2022. A subsect of those car thefts involves carjackings, whereby the assailant or assailants demand a person’s vehicle while the victim is either in the automobile or nearby. Fox5 recently reported the number of carjackings in 2023 has topped 800 in the nation’s capital, with roughly a full month left to go until January 1.

On November 30, an FBI agent was the victim of such a crime in the District. According to the New York Post, two perpetrators reportedly stole the agent’s vehicle in the middle of the afternoon. The source didn’t note any injuries during the incident but reported that police found the vehicle about 30 minutes later, just a mile away. The agency’s local field office is investigating the incident in conjunction with the MPD.

Unfortunately, the agent wasn’t the only government official subjected to a carjacking incident in the city. In July 2021, a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates had his car stolen at gunpoint. Then, in early October of this year, Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was the victim of a carjacking. According to the legislator, three armed men “came out of nowhere” and stole his vehicle. Neither incident ended in injury.

MPD reported that violent crime in the city is up 40% year-over-year, and property crime is also up 25% over the same period. A mid-year report by the Council on Criminal Justice showed motor vehicle thefts on the rise all over the country, noting a 33.5% increase during the first half of 2023 compared to the first six months of last year.

As for the most recent incident involving the FBI agent, there have been no reports of any suspects or damage to the vehicle itself.

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