Police Seek Suspects in Southwest Taxi Robbery

Weekend crime blotter

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Image courtesy MPD/First District List Serv

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District are looking for help identifying three suspects after a violent robbery took place the night of Friday Jan. 19th on the 300 block of P Street SW.

At around 9:50 p.m. that day, the three suspects exited a cab at that address. They assaulted the driver, took his property, then fled the scene.

The suspects were captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos above.

Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the MPD Text Tip Line at 50411. 

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. 

In Other News 

At 1:52 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a residence on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 4:41 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 1500 block of Independence Avenue SE.

At 4:49 a.m. Saturday, a car was stolen at a grocery store on the 400 block of 14th Street SE.

At 4:49 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 1300 block of G Street NE.

At 2:29 p.m. Saturday, six men were arrested on Columbus Circle NE on charges of Failure to Obey Officer.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1800 block of D Street NE on charges of Resisting Arrest.

At 4:08 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1100 block of Half Street SW.

At 5:42 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 12th Street SE on charges of Possession of Unregistered Ammunition.

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 January 22nd, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.