WASHINGTON - Officials say they are now looking for help to locate a car involved in a carjacking, after a car was taken with a child inside near Watkins Elementary School in Southeast Friday morning.
D.C. investigators said the child is safe and the initial vehicle was recovered in the 300 block of 16th Street SE. However, police say they are now looking for another car the suspects used get away.
They are looking for a Silver Nissan 4-Door Hatchback with stolen Maryland tags 3DC2612.
Police say they are looking for two males, who are tall with thin builds and short hair.
D.C. police say the carjacking was reported around 8:30 a.m. They say a woman was in the area when she someone steal from a parked car. The woman then reportedly walked over to confront the suspects, but they got into her car with her child inside and drove off.
The victim reportedly tried to get back in, but the suspect drove off with her 5-year-old son.
"When the suspect got into the car she immediately ran across the street and tried to get back into the car to try and gain control of the car, so there was a struggle there where part of her body was inside the car and she actually did fall because [the suspect] accelerated so she fell out of the car," said Commander Morgan Kane with D.C. police.
"I'm sure she is extremely upset as any parent would be she does have minor injuries. She didn't receive medical treatment but she does have minor injuries," said Commander Kane.
Another D.C. police officer, Officer Marshall was sitting in his parked marked police car across the street in a CVS parking lot, when he saw the suspects speeding by. He turned on his lights and sirens and followed them, and lost sight of them.
Officer Marshall found the stolen car with the child inside, but the suspects took off in the Nissan.
Parent Leigh Ann Markaity was nearby when the suspect jumped into the car with the little boy and saw part of the incident.
"I was just standing at the bus stop waiting for the buses to leave for school when all of a sudden I saw a woman just running through the street screaming and her friend following her and a car whip around the corner and a police car pull away from the CVS."
"It's terrible. I have really noticed a change and the amount of crime and a lot of Alert D.C. with text messages that I have been getting recently for this area and it makes me feel pretty unsafe."
Police ask anyone who has come into contact with the suspected car is requested to contact police at (202) 299-2025.
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