Bowie woman shot, father injured during Metro carjacking
Transit police looking for four male suspects, two of them armed
Police have made no arrests in the case of a 21-year-old Bowie woman being shot and her father, 54, also of Bowie, being hit on the head during a carjacking in the garage at the Largo Metro station early May 25, according to transit police.
Police are looking for four male suspects who were wearing ski masks, two of whom were armed, according to a Metro Transit press release.
The suspects were still at large as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Angela Gates, spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Gates said police increased patrols around Metro parking facilities after the Largo carjacking, which happened about 7:15 a.m. in the multi-level Metro garage.
"It started as an armed robbery and progressed into a carjacking," Gates said.
The victims told police that they were approached by the four suspects in a garage stairwell and robbed of their personal belongings, according to the release.
An altercation followed in which the woman was shot and her father was hit in the head with a blunt object.
Police believe two suspects fled in the victims' car, which was recovered later in Northeast Washington.
The two other suspects were believed to have fled in a gray 2004 Audi station wagon with Maryland tags 1DME50.
Several Metro riders said this morning that they always feel safe at the station.
"I never see anything going on here," said Brittney Hawkins, of Capitol Heights. "Nothing else has happened [like this]."
Marcus Gray of Lanham is at the Largo station between 7 and 8 a.m. several times per week to take a Metro train and bus to his job at Six Flags America in Largo. He said even though he doesn't see many police cars patrolling the area, the station isn't a dangerous place.
Metro Transit police are also investigating an armed carjacking at the New Carrollton station on May 20.
The victim told police he was approached by several men around 9:30 a.m. as he was leaving his car in the parking lot, according to the release.
The suspects, carrying guns and wearing ski masks, robbed and assaulted the man before driving his car out of the lot, the release said. The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Metro Transit police ask anyone with information about the incidents to call 202-962-2121.