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Hyattsville Crime Map: Taxi Cab Carjacked

Vehicle-related crimes plague city in second week of May.

Hyattsville Crime Map: Taxi Cab Carjacked

The week of May 6 was not a good week to be a car owner in Hyattsville. According to data released by the Hyattsville City Police Department, that week saw four vehicles stolen and one taxi cab carjacked. 

First, the carjacking. Police say that on May 9, at around 9 p.m., a taxi cab was stolen after the driver dropped off two fares in the 5700 block of 43rd Avenue in downtown Hyattsville. Upon reaching the destination, one of the fares brandished a handgun. The taxi driver surrendered his cab and watched as the two suspects fled toward Queensbury Road. 

Hyattsville police did not provide a description of the suspects. 

There were also four vehicle thefts. According to police, a 2003 Nissan Acura was stolen sometime during the night of May 6. Then, on May 9, a 1993 Mazda was stolen during the overnight hours in the 6000 block of Jamestown Road. 

Even two wheeled vehicles were not spared. On May 11, a resident reported that a motorcycle which was parked in an apartment complex garage was stolen sometime between May 9 and May 11. The vehicle was later found in Capital Heights by officers with Prince George's County Police. 

Finally, on May 12, a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup was reported stolen from its parking space in the 5800 block of 33rd Avenue. According to police, this vehicle was recovered by Prince George's County Police two days later on May 14. 

The full crime report data is below, the map is above. 

Date Report Address Time Description 5/6/12 VEHICLE THEFT  5700 blk 42nd Avenue Sometime during the night  Someone stole a 2003 Acura that had been parked in this area. 5/6/12 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 8:00 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 5/7/12 BURGLARY  5500 blk 38th Avenue Sometime between 7:45 on 5-5-12 and 1:30 a.m. this date  Someone broke into a residence in this area and removed property. 5/7/12 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 2:45 a.m.  A suspect was arrested after he stole a cell phone and made arrangements to meet the owner in this area to sell it back to him. 5/7/12 THEFT  4000 blk Crittenden Street Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  someone stole the victim's lawnmower from his rear yard. 5/7/12 THEFT  3500 blk Hamilton Street At approximately 9:00 p.m. An unknown suspect stole merchandise from a grocery store in this area and fled in an unknown direction. 5/8/12 BURGLARY  2800 blk Nicholson Street Sometime between 4:00 p.m. on 5-7-12 and 12:15 a.m. this date  someone broke into an apartment in this area and removed property. 5/8/12 VANDALISM  6200 blk Belcrest Road At approximately 6:30 p.m.  it was noted that someone had spray painted graffiti on the fence surrounding a dumpster in this area. 5/9/12 VEHICLE THEFT  6000 blk Jamestown Road Sometime during the night  Someone stole a 1993 Mazda that had been parked in this area.  It was recovered in Silver Spring on 5-13-12. 5/9/12 CARJACKING  5700 blk 43rd Avenue At approximately 9:00 p.m.  A cab driver picked up two fares on University Boulevard. When they reached their destination at this address one of the suspects displayed a handgun, the victim got out of the vehicle and they fled toward Queensbury Road. 5/10/12 THEFT FROM AUTO  5300 blk Queens Chapel Road At approximately 9:15 a.m.  An unknown suspect stole the victim's purse from her vehicle while she was pumping gas. 5/10/12 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 6:30 p.m. suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 5/11/12 THEFT FROM AUTO  5800 blk 32nd Avenue Sometime during the night  Someone stole property from a vehicle parked in this area. 5/11/12 VEHICLE THEFT  3300 blk East West Highway Sometime between 5-9-12 and this date  Someone stole a motorcycle that had been parked in an apartment complex parking garage in this area.  It was recovered in Capitol Heights by PG County Police. 5/12/12 BURGLARY  6100 blk 40th Avenue Sometime between 8:30 a.m. on 5-11-12 and 1:30 a.m. this date  Someone broke into a residence in this area and removed property. 5/12/12 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway At approximately noon  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. 5/12/12 VEHICLE THEFT  5800 blk 33rd Avenue Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Someone stole a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup that had been parked in this area. It was recovered by PG County Police on 5-14-12. 5/12/12 THEFT  3500 blk East West Highway At approximately 6:30 p.m.  A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall.


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