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Man reports carjacking in Berkeley County

vehicle found at Md. burglary scene

August 27, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man told police that his car was stolen from him while he was driving on Golf Course Road east of Martinsburg early Sunday, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

About two hours later, the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff’s Office said they had found the car at the scene of a commercial burglary, police said.

Frederick County authorities said they found three people not far from the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer and the victim in the car theft identified the three people as the ones involved, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

The three suspects are not being identified because it was unclear Sunday night if they had been charged.

Deputy M.L. Buracker of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department said he was dispatched to the 4500 block of Golf Course Road at about 12:46 a.m. Sunday for a report of a carjacking.

The driver of the car said he was driving home when a woman jumped in front of him, according to Buracker.

The driver said when he got out of his car to see what the woman needed, he was approached by a man.

The driver said the man indicated he had a gun, Buracker said in the release.

The man punched the driver twice and the driver started to run, Buracker said.

The driver said the man and two females got in his car and drove off.

Buracker said he took the driver to the man’s mother’s house.

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