Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed at Gunpoint in Northeast

Weekend crime blotter

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Sexual Assault Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and finding a suspect after a woman was robbed and sexually assaulted at gunpoint in the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 11th.

At about 6:30 a.m., the suspect approached a female victim on the 1100 block of Penn Street NE, close to the campus of Gallaudet University. He showed her a handgun and forced her into the alley. Once in the alley, the suspect robbed and sexually assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a short black male in his late thirties with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and was armed with a handgun.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

Crime Solvers of DC 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 any crime committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 8:50 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 800 block of Tenth Street NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

  • Brief description of the activity;
  • Date, time and location of the activity;
  • Physical identifiers of anyone you observed;
  • Descriptions of vehicles;
  • Information about where people involved in suspicious activities may have gone;
  • Your name and contact information.

“As we continue to work with our community in the prevention of crime, we ask that if you see something suspicious you contact us immediately,” says First District Commander Morgan C. Kane, MPA.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on November 11th and 12th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.