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FBI Agent Carjacked In D.C. Amid Surge In Auto Thefts

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A man walks past the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC.
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An FBI agent was carjacked in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, according to authorities, adding another high-profile incident in the nation’s capital this year in which rampant crime has impacted federal officials and their families.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News the victim, identified as a special agent, was driving a blue Chevy Malibu that contained the agent’s body armor and radio when the vehicle was stolen at gunpoint in the afternoon near the 1200 block of Constitution Avenue NE.

The FBI released a statement to media in the evening that said, “At this time, we can confirm that an FBI employee was carjacked on the afternoon of November 29. The vehicle was recovered, and the FBI Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Carjacking Task Force are investigating.”

D.C. police said the federal agent reported two suspects taking the vehicle and the car was found in the 1000 block of 15th Street SE about 25 minutes after officers were called to respond, according to NBC Washington.

The Daily Wire reached out to the FBI and D.C. police seeking the latest information. On Thursday afternoon, the FBI released a poster showing images of the suspects and offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to their arrests.

 

Crime is surging across the nation’s capital in 2023, affecting people from all walks of life and prompting a push to implement harsher penalties. Preliminary police data show more than 6,300 reports of auto thefts — which amounts to roughly a 93% spike compared to this time last year — and 911 “carjacking offenses” while violent crime has also risen. Car theft is so rampant in D.C. that local officials recently began handing out free tracking tags for residents to put in their cars in case the vehicles get stolen.

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A couple weeks ago, a Secret Service agent tasked with protecting Naomi Biden, a granddaughter of President Joe Biden, reportedly opened fire during an unoccupied government vehicle. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was carjacked by armed individuals last month. In February, Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) was assaulted in the elevator of her apartment building.

“An FBI Agent was carjacked at gunpoint in our nation’s capital this afternoon. You’re not even safe in Democrat-run Washington, D.C.,” said Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) in a post to X on Wednesday.

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