Police Seek Suspects in 16th Street Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: April 3


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District Detectives are investigating a Robbery (Gun) that occurred at around 2 p.m. on the 1000 Block of 16th Street NE. The victim said that he was approached by three suspects. One of the suspects pulled a handgun and demanded the victim give him money.

The first suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, approximately 6’2” tall, thin build. He had Afro-hairstyle and a beard and was wearing a black shirt, black pants, and a grey hoodie. The second suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, approximately 5’1” tall, wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and a blue baseball cap. The third suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’1” tall.

Anyone with additional information about this case is encouraged to telephone First District Detectives at 202-299-2025, the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or anonymously text the tip line at 50411.

In Other News

At 1:11 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 400 block of Independence Avenue SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, two men were arrested on Columbus Circle NE, one for Distributing a Controlled Substance and another for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

At 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of M Street SE on charges of Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in a Vehicle.

At 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE on charges of Possessing a Prohibited Weapon.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the Unit block of D 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 April 4th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.