Suspects Sought in Robbery of Penn Ave SE Bank

Crime Blotter: March 19th

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Photos compiled from MPD 1D List Serv

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in an Unarmed Bank Robbery. The Capitol One Bank on the 300 block of Pennsylvania Ave SE was robbed on Monday, March 19, 2018.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., a male suspect entered the bank while a female suspect waited outside. The suspect approached the teller and passed a note demanding money. The teller gave it to him, and the suspect exited the bank and escaped with the female suspect.

The male suspect can be seen in two of the above photos and the head and shoulders below, is described as a black male, between 20 and 30 years old, 5’6”-5’7” tall. He has a dark complexion, with markings on his face. He was last seen wearing a dark coat and dark pants. The female suspect, seen in one photo above, fled the scene with the male suspect. She is described as wearing black pants, a blue jacket with a gray hoodie, and carrying a black bag.

Courtesy MPD 1D List Serv

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC is currently offering a reward up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a bank robbery committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 2:40 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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 March 20th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.