Police Seek Suspect in Southeast Robbery

Weekend Crime Blotter

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On Friday, April 13 at approximately 1:20 p.m., an adult was walking in the 700 block of E Street SE carrying a personal bag with various belongings inside.

A white Honda Odyssey van stopped in the block and a man got out.  The van pulled up toward Eighth Street and the suspect ran by the victim and snatched the bag.  The suspect ran to the van and the vehicle fled south on Eighth Street.

The victim was not injured.   The description of the suspect is of a black male, approximately 6’0” to 6’2” tall. He has a slender build, and was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with a black mask.

The First District Detective’s Office is currently investigating this robbery.  Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should please contact the First District Detectives Unit at 202-299-2025, or the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s 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 a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 12:49 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the Unit block of N Street SE.

At 4:10 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:25 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 2000 block of C Street NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

At 4:47 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Distribution of Marijuana.

At 10:00 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

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 April 15th and 16th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.