Two deliverymen were abducted and subsequently released in an apparent carjacking of a box truck with more than 100 packages on the Interstate 495 inner loop early Thursday morning in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police said in a news release.
Two deliverymen in the yellow Freightliner truck said they had just exited from Interstate 95 South to the I-495 inner loop around 5 a.m. Thursday when a black Dodge Durango and black Mercedes-Benz sedan came close, according to the release. People in those two cars allegedly made the truck get off the interstate at gunpoint and insisted the two deliverymen — one from Forestville in Prince George’s County and one from Washington, D.C. — get out, according to the release.
Five men — among them “at least” two reportedly with guns — allegedly forced the two deliverymen into the back of the truck and then drove to an unknown place, which was believed to be somewhere in Maryland, according to the release. The victims were kept inside the truck while the men unloaded the packages.
The alleged assailants took all the packages and let the two deliverymen go, the release said.Neither of the victims reported any injuries to the police.
The five suspects all were said to be wearing full face coverings and dark clothes. Maryland State Police is investigating and asks people who may have seen the incident to call at 301-345-3101.