A 25-year-old Northeast man has been arrested on three charges of armed carjacking and on four charges robbery, three of the latter armed. Many of the crimes took place on the Hill.
The charges go back to past summer. During the afternoon of Monday, August 1, 2022, the suspect was one of two to pull a knife and demand the keys to a victim’s vehicle in the 300 block of E Street NE. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
A few hours later that same day, at around 10:50 p.m., the suspect and another person forcibly robbed a victim on the 600 block of 21st Street NE.
The suspect was also arrested for an armed carjacking that took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 of this year on the 800 block of P Street NW as well as a robbery that took place a week later, on Monday, Feb 13, at approximately 12:25 p.m. The suspect is alleged to have approached a victim on the 400 block of 7th Street NE, demanded a victim’s property and fled the scene.
A week later, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 14, the suspect and an accomplice approached another victim on the 400 block of Second Street NW, pointing handguns and demanding property. The victim complied before the suspects fled the scene. The next day at approximately 6:14 a.m., the suspect exited a vehicle and approached a victim on the 400 block of G Street N. This time he is alleged to have waved a tire iron and demanded the victim’s property.
The very next day on the 1700 block of A Street SE at approximately 6:25 am, the suspect again used the tire iron as he robbed a victim.
The most recent crime took place just this past Easter Sunday, April 9, at approximately 5:45 p.m. The suspect is alleged to have approached the victims on the 100 block of 6th Street NE. The suspect brandished a handgun and attempted to take the victims’ vehicle. It was then that the suspect was apprehended by responding officers.
In many cases, the suspect was not acting alone. So, these cases remain under investigation.
Anyone who has knowledge of these 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 committed in the District of Columbia.