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Police Make Arrest in H Street Armed Robbery

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division announce an arrest has been made in reference to Armed Robbery (Gun) and Armed Carjacking (Gun) offenses in the District.

At approximately 10:08 a.m. Monday, May 1, the suspect went into a business on the 700 block of H Street NE. Pointing a gun, the suspect demanded money from the cash register and took property from one of the employees. The employee complied and the suspect fled the scene.

On Tuesday, May 2, a 35-year-old Southeast man was arrested and charged with armed robbery. But the same suspect is associated with seven other crimes throughout the District.

He was charged with three armed robberies the week of April 12.  At around 6:15 a.m. that day, the suspect entered a business on the 1300 block of 13th Street NE and robbed an employee at gunpoint. The next day around 3:43 pm, Thursday, April 13, the suspect approached someone seated in a vehicle on the 600 block of L Street NW, pointed a gun at them and demanded the car, which he used to flee the scene.

On Saturday, April 15, the same person is alleged to have pointed a gun and demanded money from the cash register of a business on the 1100 block of Vermont Ave NW, and He was also charged in other offenses throughout the District. About two weeks later, on Sunday, April 30, he again demanded money from a cash register at a business on the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue NW, robbing the employee as well.

He was charged with two offenses committed the same day as the H Street robbery,  including an armed robbery on the 1300 block of Second Street. The next day, at around 1:20 a.m., he robbed a business on the 1600 block of Connecticut Avenue NW.

Later that same day he was captured by police. At approximately 1:19 p.m., on Tuesday, May 2, officers observed the suspect in a stolen vehicle in the 400 block of Condon Terrace SE.

He was placed under arrest by responding officers. A firearm was recovered.

MPD say that the Prince George’s County Police Department and the FBI Washington Field Office provided assistance in this case.

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