The Barracks Row 7-Eleven was robbed early Thursday morning. At around 3:40 a.m., police went to the store, located at 429 Eighth St. SE, after getting reports of the robbery.
Employees told officers that a suspect entered the store, jumped the counter and took the contents of the cash register.
The suspect was armed with a knife, but nobody was injured during the robbery.
A lookout was issued for a black male in a black mask, wearing a white t-shirt, dark pants and gray shoes. The suspect ran out of the store, crossing Eighth Street and running eastbound.
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.
There were multiple arrests on charges of Simple Assault:
a man was arrested at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.
a woman was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE
two men were arrested at 4:01 p.m. Wednesday on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE
a woman was arrested at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday on the 700 block of Fourth St. 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 July 11th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.