Car Snatched As Woman Parks

Crime Blotter: April 24

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At about 2:30 p.m. the afternoon of April 23, a woman parked her car on the 400 block of Ninth Street SE. As she was walking away from it, a suspect ran up to her and snatched her keys from her open jacket pocket. He then ran to the her car, entered it, and fled the scene. Fortunately, the victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a 19 or 20-year-old black male, about 5 foot 6 inches tall with a thin build and dark complexion. His hair was styled in a crew cut and he was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and white sneakers.

ATM Robbery at Knifepoint

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers are investigating a robbery which happened at around 1:50 a.m. on the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE near an ATM.

The victim stated she had just withdrawn money at the ATM when the suspect approached her. He took a long knife out, then reached into her jacket pocket and stole $120 from her.

The suspect then fled on foot toward Barney Circle SE into a wooded area. The suspect is described as a black male, about five foot 6 inches tall and weighing around 140 pounds and perhaps 43 years old. He was wearing a dark coat, dark pants, carrying a bag and wearing a black surgical mask.

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.