Police: North Bethesda Carjacking Suspect Involved in Other Crimes


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Montgomery County Police say the man they arrested for an Oct. 31 armed carjacking in North Bethesda was also behind a carjacking a few days earlier on Rockville Pike and a Dunkin' Donuts robbery in Alexandria, Va. Byron Deshane Govan, 27, of the 10000 block of Wamsley Court in White Plains, Md., was arrested on Nov. 2 at his residence, according to police, and charged with several counts of auto theft, carjacking and robbery and one county of using a firearm during the commission of a crime. The North Bethesda carjacking occurred on Halloween, near White Flint Mall. Police say Govan forced a couple from their vehicle using a black handgun. Govan then took their wallets and fled toward Silver Spring. An officer spotted him on the Beltway and pursued him to Colesville Road and Spring Avenue. Police say Govan then bailed out of the vehicle. Police called for a K-9 unit but Govan eluded them. Police compared surveillance footage of the suspect to footage from a Sept. 27 carjacking in the Congressional Plaza shopping center, a few miles north of White Flint on Rockville Pike. They determined Govan was also responsible for taking a female victim's car and other property in an incident just before 10 p.m. that day. The victim's checks were used at various locations around the area, which led police to track down the above video of an Oct. 11 Dunkin' Donuts robbery in Alexandria, Va., Govan is also accused of. Police say they did not release news of Govan's arrest because authorities were still attempting to figure out what crimes he had committed in other jurisdictions.

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