MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Detectives with the Montgomery County Department of Police said they were investigating an armed attempted carjacking that took place in Silver Spring on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

It happened in the 8000 block of 13th St. around 8:40 p.m.

Investigators said a man approached a woman in her vehicle and demanded the key. When she didn’t give him the key, he forcibly removed her from the vehicle.

Witnesses managed to intervene and prevent the man from stealing the vehicle. Instead, police said he stole the woman’s key and fled the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to call the Major Crimes Division at (240) 773-5070 or 240-773-TIPS or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person involved. Callers can remain anonymous.