Police Seek Three Suspects in Cell Phone Snatch

Crime Blotter: July 5


Thursday afternoon at around 2 p.m., a man was talking on his cellphone on the 600 block of Florida Ave NE. While engaged in his conversation, three males approached on bikes, assaulted him, and took his phone.

The three suspects were last seen riding westbound in the 600 block of Florida Ave NE. The lookout is for three African-American males in their late teens to early twenties.

The first was wearing a black T-shirt with a design on the front and back. The second was wearing a yellow shirt. These two males were riding dark-colored bicycles.

The last male was wearing a white “’button down” shirt, wearing a noticeable large back pack and riding a yellow bicycle.

Anyone with information about this offense is encouraged to contact the police at (202) 727-9099. You can also 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 6:41 a.m. Thursday, a man and another person were arrested on the 600 block of Third Street NE on charges of Solicitation for Lewd Purposes.

At 2 p.m. Thursday, there was a robbery (stolen smartphone) on the 600 block of Florida Avenue NE.

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, two men were arrested on the 2000 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Gambling.

At 5:02 p.m., a woman was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:45 p.m., a man and a woman were arrested on the 1200 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

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