Bethesda carjacking, home invasion investigated by authorities

Authorities believe a Cadillac Escalade was carjacked during the incident. Photo: Kevin Lewis

BETHESDA, Md. (WJLA) - Authorities are still hunting for two men behind a Monday afternoon home invasion and car theft that rattled a quiet Montgomery County neighborhood.

The incident happened just before 2 pm. at a home in the 10500 block of Farnham Drive, where two men approached a woman outside the house and forced their way into the home.

The female homeowner said that one of the suspects had pointed a gun to her head while cursing and demanding every last valuable inside the house.

All the while, her husband and four-year-old daughter lay face down on the floor, as their two-year-old slept in an upstairs bedroom. None of them were harmed during the robbery.

Authorities say the suspects took the man's wallet and keys, then drove away in his car. The suspects then dumped the car and ran. Police soon spotted the high-end, gold SUV parked about half a mile away - without a ding, dent, or suspect in sight.

Electrician Peter Gill was pulling up to this home along Farnham Drive as two men were walking out.

"They acted like they owned the place," he said.

Gill, a longtime friend of the homeowners, knew something wasn't right when the duo peeled out of the driveway in the family's Cadillac Escalade.

Authorities describe the suspects at two black men in their 20s. One weighs about 200 pounds, stands 5-foot-10 and was wearing a black ski mask and dark baggy clothing; the other is a 6-foot-2, 190 pound man in a wool had, a blue and white scarf and dark clothing.