A large number of juveniles were arrested Sunday night after a robbery that took place near Maryland Avenue and E Street NE Saturday, July 27 at around 9:40 p.m. The victim, an adult, told police that around 10 young men robbed him and took off.
Officers credited the great information provided in a timely manner for their ability to catch six suspects spread throughout the neighborhood that same night.
Additional Robberies this Weekend
At 10:10 p.m. Friday night, a man told Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers that while he was on the 700 block of 14th Street SE a male suspect grabbed his phone from his hand and ran away. Police were able to capture the suspect without incident two blocks away.
At around 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, two adults were in the 400 block of 12th street NE when they were approached by 5 to 8 males in masks, one possibly with a handgun. The subjects pepper sprayed the victims and then stole their belongings before fleeing on foot.
Police also captured the suspect a cell phone snatch that took place on the streets of the Hill this weekend.
Around midnight Saturday, a man was knocked down and robbed on Seventh Street SE.
The man told Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers that he was walking down Seventh Street towards M Street when two black male subjects dressed in all black approached from behind, knocked him down and stole his wallet containing cash.
The two suspects fled on foot on M street towards Eighth Street SE.
There were no injuries.
Anyone who can identify the individuals involved in these cases, or who has knowledge of this incidents should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia.
In Other News
At 12:25 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Possessing an Unregistered Firearm.
At 1:08 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 700 block of Eighth Street NE.
At 4 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.
At 4:40 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of 24th Street NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.
At 5:09 p.m. Saturday, there was a robbery at a homeless shelter on the 800 block of East Capitol Street.
At 5:50 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block on charges of Simple Assault.
At 1:08 a.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1300 block of H Street NE.
At 11:05 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of 21st Place NE on charges of Simple Assault.
At 2:45 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
At 7:07 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Half Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.
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 28th and 29th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.