Police Seek Suspect in Violent Robbery

Weekend crime blotter

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At about 3 p.m. December 2nd, First District officers were flagged down for a Robbery that occurred in the 1300 block of Half Street SW.  A man reported that he was approached by a male suspect who assaulted him and demanded his money.  The victim complied, and the suspect ran away down an alley toward the 1300 block of First Street SW.

The victim was not seriously hurt and refused medical treatment.

The suspect in this case is described as a black male of about 30 years old. He has a dark complexion, about 6 feet tall, 200 to 210lbs and was wearing a black hat, black jacket, black pants and tan boots.

The First District Detective’s Office is currently investigating this offense.  Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.  Information can also be sent via text message to 50411. The MPD 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 robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 2:05 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 19th Street NE on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

At 11:29 a.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE.

At 6:10 p.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of M Street SW on charges of Possession of Bb Gun.

At 11:16 p.m. Friday, a car was stolen on the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue NE.

At 11:37 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 900 block of Kent Place NE.

At 1:00 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Half Street SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 4:53 a.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 100 block of P Street SW.

At 7:50 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 13th Street SE on charges of Robbery.

At 7:00 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 12:43 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 2600 Benning Road NE on charges of Speeding 30 or Over.

At 3:55 p.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 1300 block of Half Street SW.

At 8:43 p.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 1200 block of South Capitol Street SW.

At 1:03 p.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 500 block of L Street SE.

At 7:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault with intent to commit robbery on the 1800 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE.

At 12:04 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of Tenth Street NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 2:28 p.m. Sunday, there was a robbery on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

At 2:56 p.m. Sunday, a woman was arrested on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE on charges of Threats to Do Bodily Harm.

At 1:57 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 700 block of 16th Street NE.

At 11:56 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 2000 of Benning Road NE on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

Drug Arrests

On Friday, arrests were made

  • on the 700 block of 18th street NE on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
  • Twice, on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
  • on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
  • on the 1600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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 December 2nd through December 4th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.