Police Arrest Suspect in Multiple Northeast Robberies

Crime Blotter: April 4th

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On Wednesday, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District announced that an arrest has been in two separate Robberies with the same modus operandi.

The first robbery occurred Friday, March 30 on the 1300 block of C Street NE. The suspect approached the complainant and asked for money, then snatched the complainant’s property and ran.

The second robbery occurred on Wednesday April 4 at around 1 p.m. A suspect approached a woman sitting in her vehicle on the 1200 block of D Street NE and asked for money. That suspect snatched also this complainant’s property and ran.

Later in the day, First District Detectives were in the area canvassing for the suspect when they were able to locate a man matching the description in the 1500 block of Maryland Ave NE. He was stopped and found to be in possession of the first victim’s property.

The man was arrested and later positively identified as the suspect in the second robbery.

The investigation into these robberies is active and on-going, so 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.

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 2:42 p.m. Wednesday, there was a robbery on the 1200 block of D 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 April 5th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.