Two cars were stolen at gunpoint last night in Capitol Riverfront. Police are characterizing one as a robbery and the other as a carjacking.
The first took place at approximately 9:20 p.m. Aug. 30 on the 900 Block of Half Street SE. Three suspects approached the victim. One produced a handgun, demanding the victim’s car keys. The suspects then fled in the 2017 black Toyota Camry, which has Virginia tags.
The suspects are described as three black males, late teens to early 20s, 5’8”-6’0” in height, wearing all black clothing with black ski masks. One of the suspects was armed with a black handgun.
Later last night, there was another armed carjacking. At approximately 10:39 p.m. two suspects, one with a gun, demanding someone hand over their vehicle on the 800 Block of Potomac Avenue SE. The suspects fled in the car, a white 2019 Kia Forte with Pennsylvania tags.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.
The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 31st, 2021 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listservs. The Hill Rag reports on violent crimes in the Capitol Hill area.