Arrest Made in Eighth Street Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: March 26th

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District announced that an arrest was made Monday after an Armed Robbery (Gun) of an Establishment offense that occurred on Monday, March 26 in the 400 block of Eighth Street NE.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect pulled a handgun, walked around the counter and demanded the money in the cash drawer.  The victim gave him the money, and the suspect fled the scene on foot.

On Monday March 26, a 55-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE and charged with Armed Robbery of an Establishment (Gun).

In Other News

At 11:15 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE.

At 10:43 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Robbery.

At 12:25 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 100 block of 15th Street SE on charges of Possessing a Prohibited Weapon.

At 4:45 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 1400 block of Half Street SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:00 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of 21st 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 March 27th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.