Nun helps police catch carjacking suspect

WASHINGTON, DC -- Monday, DC police say a woman was carjacked at gunpoint on 1300 block of Quincy Street NE, right across from the Franciscan Monastery.
That woman happened to be a sister.
Police say it happened right in front of her convent, where he demanded the keys to her white Dodge Caravan and took off.

“I’m taken aback… that’s pretty bold, you know?”, said Catholic University Senior, Edwin Guyette, about the incidents at just one of several religious institutions in the neighborhood.
He says students received an email alert, warning them to watch their backs and called the occurrence, unsettling.

“Everyone of the Clergy and everyone here… everyone is so kind and it’s a shame to see it happen to such holy people.”, said Guyette.

The nun reportedly helped police catch her attacker who was later spotted at the intersection of 26th Street and Benning Road NE, after crashing into another vehicle.

The suspect, 20-year-old Brandon Brown is facing a string of charges, including armed carjacking and carrying a pistol without a license.
He’s being held without bond according to court documents.