Carjacking suspect arrested, vehicle recovered
Boca Raton, FL On Thursday, March 24 at 11:10 a.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a carjacking that occurred at 880 NW 13 Street.
The victim told officers she had arrived for an appointment, got out of her 2007 white BMW and opened the trunk. A male dressed all in black approached her, pointed a small black semi-automatic handgun at her and demanded her money. The victim told the suspect her money was in the car, at which point the suspect ordered her into the truck of car. The victim convinced the suspect to take her money and car, and then let her go. The suspect left in the BMW in an unknown direction.
Several hours later, detectives located the vehicle in Miami, unoccupied. Boca Raton detectives discovered that a resident of a house near the abandoned BMW had ties to Boca Raton. Detectives made contact with that person, David Julien, and his relatives, who also live in the house. Julien accompanied detectives to the Miami-Dade Police Department, while other detectives searched the house and surrounding yard.
Julien gave a statement to police, confessing to the carjacking. A search of the residence uncovered the keys to the car and a gun matching the description of the one used in the crime, which turned out to be a BB gun.
Detectives arrested Julien in Miami Friday evening and charged him with carjacking with a firearm, attempted kidnapping, and displaying a weapon.
David Henson Julien