BALTIMORE COUNTY (WJZ) — Suspected carjacker arrested. The man police say is behind two carjackings and abduction cases is off the streets after being police caught up with the man in Baltimore County.
Marcus Washington reports.READ MORE: Baltimore County Releases New Opioid Overdose Data Dashboard
For many people who used the D.C. Metro system, they say this arrest is a relief.
Surveillance video of a carjacking and abduction suspect led police to 42-year-old Darian Robinson in Baltimore County.
“Oh yes. It definitely is a relief. I think everybody will probably feel a lot safer now,” said Gwendolyn Williams, Falls Church, Va.
Days apart, police were investigating two crimes playing out nearly identically. In both, near a Walgreens and the Vienna Metro stop in Virginia, the suspect with a gun forced his way into each females’ car.READ MORE: FDA Expected To Approve J&J, Moderna Covid Booster Shots, ‘Mix and Match’ Doses
He would then demand the women to drive to ATM machines and withdraw money.
Instead of fleeing the scene, police say Robinson made the women drive him to the New Carroltton stop, where he walked away, leaving the women unharmed.
“That’s insane. You never know once you finish draining your bank account if they’re going to let you go or if they’re going to try to hang on to you to do further harm,” one woman said.
Now arrested, Robinson is facing a number of charges.
“Well, I’m glad they got him because everyone around here generally I think is trusting and assumes they don’t have to worry about those kinds of things so it’s good that they got him,” said Heidi Poliachik, Fairfax, Va.
This is not Robinson’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested and convicted to 25 years in 1998 for a series of carjackings.
Once in Virginia police custody, Robinson could face several charges, including abduction, carjacking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel County Public Schools Facing Staffing Shortages
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