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Two men charged in attempted carjacking of food-delivery vehicle in Rockville

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

Two men have been arrested in the attempted armed carjacking of a food delivery vehicle in Rockville, police said.

Twenty-year-old Jose Maria Deduque, of Potomac, and 21-year-old Kwajo Oteng-Agipong, of Northeast D.C., were both charged with armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking and motor vehicle theft, according to Montgomery County police.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, a deliveryman was heading back to his vehicle after making a delivery in the 1600 block of Yale Place. He was approached by Oteng-Agipong and Deduque, one of whom displayed a handgun and demanded the vehicle, police said.

Oteng-Agipong and Deduque entered the vehicle, but couldn't operate its manual transmission. The men fled on foot, and police K-9 units were able to locate and arrest them a short time later. Authorities also found a discarded backpack containing a black BB gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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