Police are looking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating a person of interest in two armed robberies and one assault with a dangerous weapon that have taken place around the District, two in Northeast.
At around 2:26 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24th in the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. The suspect had a handgun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene.
At around 7:20 p.m. the next day, on the 1900 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE the suspect entered an establishment and pointed a handgun at the victim. The victim ran to the back of the business, and the suspect fled the scene. The suspect was caught on video and can be seen below.
Also on Saturday Nov. 25, at around 8:51 p.m. the suspect went into an establishment on the 4000 block of Georgia Avenue NW. He showed a handgun to the victim, and took money from the cash registers before running away. Here he was also captured on video, seen below.
The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion. He is approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing black pants, a gray hooded sweater, black ski mask, and black gloves.
Any persons with information regarding any of these crimes may contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an armed robbery committed in the District of Columbia.
In Other News
At 8:22 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 200 block of Eighth Street SE.
At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, there was a burglary on the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue NE.
Reporting Illegal Activity
Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.
When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:
- Brief description of the activity;
- Date, time and location of the activity;
- Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
- Descriptions of vehicles;
- Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
- Your name and contact information.
“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.
The Blotter is based on the reports posted on November 29th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.