FCPD seeks suspects in recent carjacking at Montebello
The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) announced Jan. 31 that it was seeking help from the community in identifying three juveniles suspected of committing a carjacking on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 25 in the 5900 block of Mount Eagle Drive in Huntington. A spokesperson from FCPD confirmed to On the MoVe that the incident took place at the Montebello condominium complex — a gated community.
Detectives from FCPD's Major Crimes Bureau released images, including security camera footage, of three individuals of interest entering a parking garage. The suspects allegedly had handguns and ordered two adult males out of a black Lexus before fleeing the area. The adult victims were uninjured.
Police investigators are asking anyone with information about the carjacking to contact 703-246-7800, option 5 or provide anonymous tips via Crime Solvers.
Thus far in 2024, there have been two carjackings in the county, according to FCPD Public Affairs, and the incident at Montebello was the first in the Mount Vernon Police District this year. In contrast, there have been 46 year-to-date carjackings in the District of Columbia according to the Metropolitan Police of Washington, D.C.
Earlier in January, at the meeting of the Mount Vernon Police District Community Advisory Committee, Station Commander Capt. Marc Mitchell said that from a safety perspective, “Absolutely we’re safe.” He noted that many crime rates like homicides and robberies fell in the district from 2022 to 2023, though there was an uptick in retail theft and stolen autos. Mitchell said he was concerned about the number of carjackings in other jurisdictions, but the problem hadn’t impacted Fairfax County as much.
“We’re not facing that,” he said. “Fairfax County overall, across the board, still remains the safest jurisdiction of its size.”