At around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, workers at a house on the 1100 block of I Street NE were robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took a wallet and cellphone before fleeing the scene.
The lookout was for a black male about 20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches with a thin build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
This robbery is not the first to affect those working on houses on the Hill. In early November, construction workers renovating a townhouse on the 1300 block of G Street NE were robbed at gunpoint by two individuals.
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
At 6:14 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1400 block of L Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.
At 6:36 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of Third Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of First Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.
At 9:33 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1800 block of Benning Road 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 January 2nd, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.