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Police Investigate Armed Carjacking in Northeast

At around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday Feb 6th, police were called to the scene of an armed carjacking in the rear of the 700 block of 19th Street NE.

The driver of a rented Hyundai Elantra had parked the car behind the home of a friend, and had gone inside to speak with the friend, leaving a friend in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

While the passenger waited, a suspect described only as a black male approached from the driver’s side and pulled a black handgun.

The suspect said, “I need that car,” to the passenger, who got out of the car. The suspect drove northbound on 19th Street NE towards Maryland Avenue NE.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 4:29 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 700 block of 12th Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 9:34 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

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 February 6th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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