D.C. police arrest juvenile in one-day crime spree in NW, NE Washington

D.C. police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a one-day crime spree on Wednesday in Northwest and Northeast Washington that included two carjackings and three robberies, authorities said.

The attacks spanned three neighborhoods and three police districts, from near the Chevy Chase Circle to Brookland to Takoma. They were carried out from mid-afternoon until well after nightfall, and police are looking for a second person who they said participated in some of the incidents.

Police said the spree began shortly before 3 p.m. when a woman getting into her car in the 3700 block of Northampton Street NW, outside Lafayette Elementary School, was robbed of her vehicle. Police said she was grabbed and thrown to the ground; her vehicle was found a short time later.

Three blocks away, a few minutes after 8 p.m., police said a woman in the 3200 block of Oliver Street NW was punched by two males who knocked her to the ground and took some of her property.

At 9:30 p.m., police said the attackers ventured over to Northeast, near Brookland, and punched a man walking in the 1800 block of Kearney Street NE. Police said the man fell to the ground and was robbed. Ten minutes later, police said a woman about six blocks away, in the 3100 block of 10th Street NE, was pepper-sprayed and robbed.

Then, at 10 p.m., police said a woman in the first block of Van Buren Street NW, near the Takoma Metro station, was robbed of her car by two males. That vehicle also was found nearby, police said.

D.C. police said the juvenile who was arrested Thursday was charged with two counts of carjacking and three counts of robbery using force and violence. Police did not disclose his age and did not immediately say how they linked the crimes.

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