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Winchester Police investigate a carjacking incident

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) announced the investigation of a carjacking incident on Berryville Avenue.

Wednesday December 13 authorities reported to an attempted carjacking in the Berryville Avenue area around 3:40 p.m.

The owner of the vehicle reported that a male brandishing a knife approached his vehicle and began banging on the window and attempted to open the door.

When officers arrived, the assailant left the scene east bound on Berryville Avenue.

About a half hour later a witness reported a more successful carjacking from the McDonalds on Berryville Avenue.

The witness reported that a male with a knife ran up to the vehicle in front of her vehicle entered it and drove off.

Investigators were advised that the suspect was in a Sports Utility Vehicle.

That vehicle was found abandoned on the entrance ramp of Berryville Avenue from Interstate 81.

While investigating the vehicle a wallet with Identification was found.

Police are looking for 19-year-old Jason Diego Abarca of Hagerstown Maryland regarding the investigation.

Abarca is being investigated for possible carjacking and destruction of property.

Anyone with any information on Abarca is asked to contact the WPD at 540-662-4131.

A picture of Abarca is found here.

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