Transit police make arrest in Vienna carjacking

darianrobinson1Metro Transit Police have arrested Darian Robinson, 42, in connection with an armed carjacking and abduction that occurred on November 12 at the Vienna Metrorail Station. Robinson was arrested without incident shortly after midnight by MTPD detectives and officers in Baltimore County, Md.

Following extradition, Robinson will face the following charges in Virginia:

  • Abduction
  • Abduction for the purposes of extorting money
  • Carjacking
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

On November 12 at approximately 10:15 p.m., it is alleged that Robinson approached an occupied vehicle in the Vienna Metrorail Station parking lot, displayed a handgun, entered the vehicle, and then forced the victim to drive into Maryland, stopping at several establishments in Prince George’s County to withdraw cash and make purchases. The suspect released the victim shortly after 12:30 a.m. November 13 at the New Carrollton Metrorail Station.

The victim, an adult female, was not injured.

On November 15, Transit Police detectives released surveillance photographs of a person of interest, and on November 20, Transit Police and Fairfax County Police released a composite sketch of the suspect.

Subsequent investigation, including information from the public, led Transit Police detectives to Robinson. He is being held in Baltimore pending extradition to Virginia.

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