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18-year-old carjacked at gunpoint in Bethesda

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County police say an 18-year-old girl was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday night in Bethesda.

It happened at approximately 6:55 p.m. in the 7800 block of Hampden Lane, police said. The girl parked her 2011 dark red Volvo XC60 on the street and began to use her phone. The vehicle was running and the doors were unlocked, according to police.

A masked, male suspect approached the vehicle and opened the driver's side door before placing a handgun to the victims head and demanding she get out of the SUV, according to police. A second male suspect opened the front passenger side door and stole a bag lying on the front seat. A third suspect was also present during the carjacking, police said.

A lookout was placed for the carjacked vehicle and an officer located it at approximately 7:03 p.m. in the area of 16th Street and East-West Highway in Silver Spring, police said. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled. Officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of 14th Street and Primrose Road NW in D.C.

Detectives continue to investigate this carjacking. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

Anyone who observes the stolen vehicle, a 2011, dark red Volvo XC60 with MD tag: 1AE3792, is asked to immediately call 911.