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Driver of SUV Slams Into H Street Building

Oct. 12, 4:49 p.m. This story has been updated to include information about the driver of the stolen car:

Police are looking for a driver who crashed through the exterior wall of a retail building at Sixth and H Street NE early morning Monday. The driver fled the scene and abandoning the vehicle, a late-model Buick SUV which had been stolen earlier the same day from the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE.

Police are looking for this man who crashed a stolen car into a building on the 800 block of Sixth (at H) Street NE. Courtesy: Press MPD

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo below:

DC Fire Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS) tweeted that they were called to the scene, next to Lady’s Nails on H Street NE, at about 9 a.m. Oct. 11. The vehicle appeared to have driven into the Sixth Street entrance of the retail space, taking out the walls on impact.

There were no injuries or evacuation. The retail space is currently vacant. Streetcar service was temporarily disrupted for the investigation.

An inspector was called from the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to evaluate the damage. DC FEMS reported the inspector found there was no danger of structural collapse. The vehicle has been checked by DCFEMS and does not present a fire threat.

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District watch commander said the car will remain on scene while the building owner arranges for a private contractor to secure the damaged wall. 

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident 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.

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