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Police Release Video from Pennsylvania Avenue Robbery

Police have released video to assist in identifying and locating two suspects in a robbery that happened Thursday, May 30th at a coffee shop on the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

At around 8 p.m., two suspects approached a man sitting in the Starbucks at 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. They took his laptop and phone and fled the coffee shop.

The two were captured by video surveillance and can be seen in the video above.

The case is being investigated by MPD Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident.  Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or the Text Tip Line by texting 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 8:50 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At 9:04 a.m. Thursday, there was a theft at a home on the 1300 block of Fourth 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 June7th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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