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Maryland Police released a video of four people who allegedly attacked an elderly citizen and attempted to steal her car.
According to the Prince George County Police Department, four suspects approached the victim on March 29 at 6:40 PM in the Capitol Heights area when she returned home after running errands.
Police say the suspects pushed the senior to the ground and demanded that he return the car keys to them. Authorities said they searched her pockets and took some of her belongings.
After getting the car keys, the suspects started to run away. The victim fled to a neighbor’s house, but one suspect allegedly caught up with her, causing the victim to break two bones, according to police.
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According to a press release, the suspects did not steal the victim’s car.
Prince George County Police Chief Malik Aziz called the incident “very sick” and “disturbing”.
“The shameless act of violence is very sick and disturbing to me and everyone who has watched the video. Our seniors deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, not brutal harassment in our peaceful neighborhoods, ”said Aziz.
Aziz is asking the public to help identify the suspects, and a prize of up to $ 2,500 is currently being offered.
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“We need the help of our community to arrest these suspects so that they can be brought to justice and held accountable for their senseless act of violence. We ask the community to watch this video and photos of the suspects and call us with information, “he said.
According to police, there were 132 car hijackings in Prince George’s County in 2022, which made 54 arrests.
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Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Prince George County Police Homicide Intercept Division at 301-516-3788.