Police Seek Suspect in Northeast Robbery

Crime Blotter: March 15th


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Robbery (Snatch) offense that occurred on Sunday, March 11 on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE.

At around 12:58 p.m., the victim and the suspect engaged in shouting match at that address.  While they were arguing, the suspect snatched the victim’s property and fled the scene.

The suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo below.

Courtesy MPD/5D-ListServ

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.

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 12:50 p.m. A man was arrested on the 100 block of Oklahoma Avenue NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

At 2:05 p.m. there was a robbery on the 700 block of 19th Street NE.

At 6:00 p.m. Thursday, two women were arrested on the 800 block of Eighth Street NE on charges of Possession of a Bb Gun.

At 3:05 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 200 block of N Street SW on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 10:50 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of P Street SW on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

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 March 16th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.