Police Seek Suspect in Northeast Armed Robbery

Crime blotter: January 3rd

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District are looking for help to identify a suspect after an Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun) that happened Tuesday, Jan 2nd in the 1200 block of Bladensburg Road NE.

At approximately 4:01 a.m., the suspect entered a business on the block. Inside, the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded cash.  The employee did as asked, and the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the above video. 

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 Washington, DC currently 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 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Sixth Street NW on charges of Sending Child Pornography by Any Means Including Computer.

At 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a specialty store on the 1800 block of Benning Road 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 January 4th, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.