Two Suspects In Carjacking Involving Naomi Biden Arrested

A 14-year-old was recently charged in connection to a break-in of a Secret Service vehicle that was reportedly assigned to President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden, in November 2023, marking the second suspect to face detainment in the matter.

The unnamed teenager was charged after being arrested by law enforcement in Washington D.C., over an unrelated incident. He is now the second suspect to be detained over the Secret Service break-in.

An affidavit pointed out that the Secret Service’s investigation concluded that the 14-year-old was wearing a court-ordered tracking device that showed him in Naomi’s neighborhood during the break-in.

On Feb. 7, 2024, the first suspect, a 19-year-old boy, was arrested and charged with “unauthorized use of a vehicle and theft from auto,” according to The Washington Post. The suspect has been identified as Robert Kemp.

Kemp is accused of stealing items worth more than $1,000 from the unmarked black Ford Expedition, including a velocity system police vest, a red trauma cube filled with first aid equipment, a battery headlamp, night vision goggles, a Mifi portable router and several chemical sticks, according to Fox News.

The attempted carjacking occurred on Nov. 12, 2023, resulting in a Secret Service agent firing a weapon at the criminals. An official assigned to Naomi’s detail that day “observed a Black male, legs hanging out of the broken driver side rear window.”

The suspect then tried to enter the getaway car, which the driver reversed, nearly striking a Secret Service agent, who fired his weapon at the vehicle. A spokesman for the agency said “it is believed no one was struck” by the agent’s bullet.

Officials later found the juvenile suspect and Kemp’s fingerprints on a McDonald’s receipt bag in the getaway car.

Kemp has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 29, 2024.

In the past months, Washington, D.C., has experienced an increase in carjackings. In 2023, law enforcement in the city received over 900 reports of these crimes involving more than 6,000 stolen vehicles.

The crime surge has also affected members of Congress.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has been the victim of a carjacking. In October 2023, the Texas congressman was robbed at gunpoint by three assailants near the U.S. Capitol.