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Police Seek Suspect in Tenth Street Burglary

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First are looking for help in identifying a suspect after a burglary that happened Sunday, March 17, on the 100 block of Tenth Street NE.

At around 6:00 a.m., the suspect got inside a home on that block while the residents were present.  The victim said that she was while upstairs, she heard the sound of glass breaking from the first floor. When she went to investigate, she saw an adult man. The man stole her purse from the countertop and fled the location on foot.

The victim was not injured and immediately called police.

The suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos above. He is described as a black male 20 to 30 years of age, tall with a thin build. He has short bushy hair and a beard. He was wearing a gray-colored jacket with a hood, dark colored jeans and Nike tennis shoes with white soles.

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 2 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of G Street NE on charges of Robbery.

At 1:46 p.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 300 block of Fourth Street SE.

At 6:48 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on Columbus Circle NE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

At 12:36 p.m. Sunday, there was a robbery at an abandoned structure on the 200 block of K Street SE.

At 9:40 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 2600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Speeding — 30 or Over.

At 11:48 a.m. Sunday, there was a robbery on the 1900 block of I Street NE.


There were weekend arrests on charges of Driving Under the Influence:

  • at 4:15 a.m. Saturday on at the corner of 11th and M Streets SE
  • at 9:15 p.m. Sunday on the 1200 block of G Street NE
  • at 2 a.m. Sunday on the 700 block of 17th Street SE

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 17th and 18th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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