Police Seek Suspect in Southeast Robbery

Crime Blotter: February 27


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District are looking for help identifying a suspect and a vehicle after a Robbery Force and Violence offense that occurred on Thursday, February 15 on the 300 block of Ninth Street SE.

At approximately ‪10:43 a.m.‬, the victim was walking at the listed location. The suspect approached from behind and attempted to take the victim’s purse. After a brief struggle, the suspect got the purse then fled.

The suspect and vehicle were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below and the video above.

Image courtesy MOD/First District List Serv

Anyone who has information about the individual or this incident should take no action themselves. Call police at ‪(202) 727-9099‬ or text your tip to the Department’s 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 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of 20th Street NE on charges of Third Degree Sex Abuse — Force.

At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of H Street NE on charges of [Aggravated] Assault of a Police Officer.

At 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of 12th Street SW on charges of Unregistered Possession of a Firearm.

On Tuesday at around 2:07 p.m., 4 men and 3 women were arrested on the Capitol Grounds, on the Unit block of Independence Ave SE on charges of Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding.

At 5:11 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested at Potomac Avenue Metro Station on charges of Failure to Pay Fare.

At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1100 block of 21st Street 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 February 28th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.