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Eye in the sky helps track down attempted carjacking suspect in Fairfax County

Eye in the sky helps track down attempted carjacking suspect in Fairfax County (Fairfax County Police Department)

Two attempted carjackers are behind bars because of the Fairfax County Police, the department’s helicopter and a few meddling neighbors.

“When [the carjackers] heard me give the license plate, that is when they took off through the woods,” Springfield resident Juanita Jamie said.

Jamie said she saw the teenage suspects break her neighbor’s car window Wednesday morning. Jamie said the crooks then tried to force the woman out of the car at knife-point.

But Jamie and a few of her Springfield neighbors recorded it all on their cell phones and called 911.

“I wasn’t letting them leave without getting a picture,” Jamie said.

Hannah Chisolm was parked in front of her house when the two carjackers smashed her car window.

“He had a knife and I didn’t,” Chisolm said. “I am glad that [Jamie] was the rallying call and that she was outside my door when this happened."

The Fairfax County Police helicopter, x 1, spotted one of the teens in the woods and helped officers find them.

Andonis Martinez Turcios, 19, was arrested, along with a 17-year-old who was not named because the teen is a juvenile. Both suspects are from Alexandria.

Investigators said the pair also stole a Honda Accord out of Prince William County, which the teens crashed into a pick-up truck right before the attempted carjacking.

Martinez Turcios was charged with attempted carjacking, gang participation, possession of stolen property as well as hit and run.

The 17-year-old was charged with attempted carjacking, gang participation, possession of stolen property and failure to report an accident.

When asked by ABC7’s Tim Barber if she was scared about the incident, Jamie said no.

“I have six brothers, and I'm the only girl," Jamie said.

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