Police Seek Suspects in Northeast Armed Robbery

Crime blotter: November 29th

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest after an armed robbery with a gun that happened Monday, November 27th on the 2300 block of Benning Road NE.

At approximately 1:19 p.m., two suspects entered an establishment on that block. Once inside, one of them produced a handgun and demanded money and merchandise.  The employee gave them what they asked for, and both suspects fled the scene.

The persons of interest were captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the above video.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 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 an armed robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested in Columbus Circle NE on charges of Drinking in Public.

At 6:51 p.m. a man was arrested on the 1400 block of First Street SW on charges of Possession of a Bb Gun.

At 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 600 block of 12th Street NE.

At 9:42 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault in the course of a robbery on the 700 block of D Street SW.

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 30th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.