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Suspect Sought in 13th Street Purse-Snatching

At around 1:20 p.m. September 3rd, Officers from the First District responded reports of a robbery on the 300 block of 13th Street SE.  There, a  woman told them that a male suspect ran by her as she was unloading groceries from her car.  As the he ran by, he pulled her purse from her shoulder and continued running. 

A witness observed the robbery and chased the suspect for a short distance. The suspect eventually dropped the purse but got away.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans. 

Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the incident and her property was returned.  

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call 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 

Over the long weekend there were arrests on charges of Simple Assault:

  • Saturday at 1:10 a.m. on the 500 block of 24th Street NE;
  • At 1:25 a.m. on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE;
  • Of two people at 1:35 a.m. on the Unit block of M Street SE;
  • At 1:10 a.m. on the 500 block of 24th Street NE;
  • Of two people at 6:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE;
  • Sunday on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE;
  • and Monday on the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE

At 7:18 a.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of 18th Place NE on charges of Assault with Significant Bodily Injury.

At 4:59 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of 19th Street SE on charges of Indecent Exposure.

At 7:05 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Threatening to Do Bodily Harm.

At 9:05 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 2000 block of I Street NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.


At 9:24 a.m. Monday, a car was stolen on the 1300 block of H Street NE.

At 11:37 p.m. Monday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 500 block of 17th 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 August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.



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