An Aspen Hill teenager was arrested Monday afternoon after Montgomery County police said he carjacked a 62-year-old man at knifepoint in a Silver Spring parking garage.
Leroy Brown, 17, of the 3000 block of Whispering Pines Drive, is being charged as an adult with armed carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, second-degree assault, and attempting to elude a police officer by fleeing on foot, according to a county police news release.
Shortly after 3 p.m. Brown followed the man to his car in the public parking garage at 1000 Spring Street, according to the release. Police said Brown held a steak knife to the man’s throat and ordered him to get out of the car. Brown took the man’s wallet, got in the car, and drove out of the garage, police said.
Police officers found the stolen car a short time later near Second Avenue and Stratton Road. When an officer tried to stop the car, Brown got out and fled on foot. A K-9 and his handler tracked Brown to the 1900 block of Rockwood Road, where he was taken into custody at 3:48 p.m.
It was the second consecutive Monday that county police arrested someone for a carjacking in a Silver Spring garage. On Aug. 5, police arrested an 18-year-old Silver Spring man for a carjacking that occurred earlier that day in a 16th Street garage.