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Reisterstown carjacker gets 10 year sentence

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 13:59:48-04

BALTIMORE — A 29-year-old Reisterstown man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for carjacking a woman in Reisterstown on Jan. 9, 2018.

Mouhamed Camara had previously pleaded guilty to carjacking and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, according to a release issued by the United State’s Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur. Camara will serve an additional five years of supervised release following his prison term.

According to his plea, Camara approached a woman who had just started her 2010 Toyota Corolla to warm up the engine outside of her home in Reisterstown. As she scraped ice off the windows, Camara snuck up. When the woman turned around, Camara had a gun pointed in her face, not saying a word. The woman fled for her safety, and Camara got in the car. The woman’s phone and purse were in the car when he drove away.

When Baltimore County Police found the stolen vehicle outside of a Reisterstown apartment complex, they placed a GPS tracker on it. Shortly thereafter, they saw it heading towards the Hanover Pike and onto I-795 South. Detectives continued following it onto I-695, eventually stopping the car.

Camara, was driving the Toyota at the time and was the only person in the car. Police got a search warrant for his phone and found a photo of a black, semi-automatic handgun on it. The gun matched the description of weapon used to commit the carjacking. Another photo of Camara’s girlfriend, stamped with geolocating information showing a location near a residence in Reisterstown the day prior to the carjacking, was also found on the phone.

On Jan. 10, 2018, detectives stopped Camara’s girlfriend and another man as they left the residence found in the photo. His girlfriend said she lived with Camara in the house, also confirming a black backpack police were looking for was in the apartment.

After getting a search warrant, police found a loaded handgun matching the description of the weapon used in the carjacking and the photo found earlier, as well as the backpack and some clothing belonging to Camara.