Man Robbed Wednesday Near Eastern Market

Crime Blotter: July 31

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A man was robbed of his smart phone and keys and later, of his car, early Wednesday morning just a few blocks south of Eastern Market.

At just after midnight, the man was walking alone toward his vehicle on the 500 block of F Street Terrace SE, when he was approached by two male suspects.  One pulled out a handgun and demanded his phone and car keys. 

After getting the keys, the suspects located the victim’s vehicle nearby and stole it. Fortunately, the victim was unharmed during the offense. 

The suspects are described as black males, approximately 16-20 years old, wearing dark clothing.  One was described as wearing a large pinky ring, and the other was wearing a black bandana. 

The victim’s vehicle is described as a Volkswagen GTI, gray in color and bearing Maryland tags. 

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099. You can also text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 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.

This headline of the article has been updated to reflect the fact that the robbery took place Wednesday, rather than Monday. The Hill Rag regrets the error.

In Other News

At 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 400 block of 23rd Place NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 2000 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 9:04 a.m. Tuesday, a car was stolen on the 600 block of K Street NE.

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, there was a burglary of a home on the 400 block of O Street SW.

At 12:14 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in a residence on the 900 block of Delaware Avenue SW.

At 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault in the course of a robbery on the 700 block of F Street 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 July 5th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.