Police Seek Suspect in Southwest Robbery

Weekend Crime Blotter

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On Tuesday, April 17 at approximately 2:45 p.m., an adult victim in a motorized wheelchair was travelling on the footpath between M and Fourth Streets SW in front of the Safeway shopping center.

A suspect ran up from behind and snatched her purse from the arm rest on the chair.  The male ran toward Fourth Street and fled north. The victim was not injured.

The description of the suspect is a black male, 25-30 years old, approximately 5’7” tall and 150 lbs. He was wearing blue pants, black hat, and a black coat.

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

On Tuesday at 2 a.m., a man was arrested on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

On Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

On Tuesday at 8:20 a.m., a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Aggravated Assault.

On Tuesday at 9:53 a.m., there was a theft from a construction site on the 200 block of M Street SW.

On Tuesday at 3:40 p.m., a person was arrested on the 2300 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

On Tuesday at 3:50 p.m., there was a robbery at a convenience store on the 900 block of Fourth Street SW.

On Tuesday at 6:22 p.m., there was a first degree sexual assault at a convenience store on the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue SE.

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 18th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.