The criminal carnage that is the nation’s capital continued Wednesday when an FBI agent was carjacked in broad daylight by two suspects.
The bureau issued a statement on the situation. “At this time, we can confirm that an FBI employee was carjacked on the afternoon of Nov. 29. The vehicle was recovered, and the FBI Washington Field Office and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Carjacking Task Force are investigating.”
MPD reports the district has suffered over 900 carjacking incidents so far in 2023.
According to reports, two unidentified suspects approached the agent at roughly 3:44 p.m. The FBI employee was outside the vehicle when at least one firearm was brandished, and the two were successful in commandeering the victim’s car.
Less than 30 minutes later the vehicle was located under a mile from where it was taken. A reward of up to $20,000 is now offered for information on the suspects.
The FBI is asking for the public’s assistance, and security camera images of the two suspects have been released.
The frightening incident occurred less than two months after Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) was carjacked in D.C. He was parking his car outside of his Navy Yard apartment when three individuals confronted the Democrat and stole his vehicle.
The congressman was not harmed and, like Wednesday’s incident, his car was later recovered.
Just in time for the news that an FBI agent was just carjacked, Washington taxpayers are shelling out $270,000 to repaint “Black Lives Matter Plaza.” This runs concurrently with a 40% spike in violent crime in the district just since 2022.
The paint will refresh the 50-foot yellow lettering near the White House celebrating the violent anti-police movement of 2020. It further coincides with millions less being spent on protecting residents of the nation’s capital from violent crime.
As for protection, the exact opposite is occuring.
The city faces a disturbing 34% increase in homicides from last year and a 68% jump in robberies. Carjackings such as those victimizing Rep. Cuellar and the unidentified FBI agent have soared a staggering 93%.
District officials, however, are content with expensive but empty gestures while slashing millions from funds that would serve to protect citizens. This is a bad look for the capital of the world’s most powerful nation.