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Police Seek Suspect in H Street Assaults

Police have released images of the suspect sought in two H Street armed robberies.

At around 5:25 p.m. Monday, Dec 9, a shopkeeper confronted the suspect after he saw him hide merchandise at his store. The suspect pulled out a knife and attempted to assault the victim before fleeing the scene.

The next day, Tuesday, Dec 17, at around 7:09 p.m. at a different store, another shopkeeper confronted the same suspect after he was observed again hiding items. The suspect again attempted to assault the victim with a knife before he fled.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos above.

Anyone who has knowledge of these incidents or applicable video should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or 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 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 395 on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 600 block of Ellen Wilson Place SE on charges of Possession of Unregistered Ammunition.

At 12:02 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested at the First District Station (101 M St. SW) on charges of Simple Assault.

At 2:11 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault in the course of an attempted robbery.

At 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1700 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

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 December 19th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

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