A group of thieves stole a woman’s car at gunpoint in broad daylight in Remington yesterday morning, Johns Hopkins security officials say.
It happened around 10:20 a.m. The victim, a female driver, was heading down Remington Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets – two blocks away from R. House, as a point of reference – when a blue Subaru Outback stopped in the middle of the road and blocked her car.
Two suspects, both black males in their early 20’s, hopped out of the Subaru, flashed a handgun and told the woman to get out of her car. She complied, and the pair climbed in and drove away. A third suspect was driving the Subaru. The two suspects who took her car were last seen on E. 27th Street.
Despite the scare, the woman was physically unharmed. Baltimore police officers later found her car unoccupied.
Hopkins Security issued the advisory about the incident. A spokesman for the school said they had no updates on the investigation today.
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians operates an office out of Remington Row at 2700 Remington Avenue. The building also houses a small Baltimore Police Department outpost. The area has gentrified rapidly in recent years, a trend that’s concerned longtime residents, as chronicled by the JHU News-Letter.
Security said the victim wasn’t a Hopkins affiliate.
The carjacking adds to a growing trend in the city. Such incidents are up 36 percent across Baltimore through May 6, according to the most recent available crime data. North Baltimore alone saw 22 carjackings through the first week of May, compared to just 13 during the same period last year.
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