USCP Officers Arrest Serial Armed Carjackers Hiding in Restaurant Freezer

January 24, 2023
Press Release

This afternoon United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers arrested two suspects who hid in an outdoor restaurant freezer after a vehicle pursuit.

Around 11:45 a.m., an officer along the 100 block of E Street, NW, spotted a white BMW sedan that was believed to be tied to multiple armed carjackings across a neighboring county. The people inside the car were considered to be armed and dangerous. The officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver sped off.

The driver clipped a USCP van along First Street, then crashed into a USCP SUV along the 300 block of Third Street, SE.

The driver and passenger got out of the car, ran and then tried to hide in an outdoor freezer behind a restaurant along Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, where they were caught by USCP officers. A gun and a high-capacity magazine were recovered.

The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Cedae Hardy and 18-year-old Landrell Jordan.

The charges include Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Carrying a Pistol without a License, Felony Fleeing, Reckless Driving, Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Auto X2), Large Capacity Feeding Device, Destruction of Property, Unregistered Ammunition, and Unregistered Firearm.