Polices Seek Suspects in I Street NE Attempted Robbery

Crime Blotter: April 18

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At approximately 1:02 a.m. Wednesday, an adult female was walking in the 1100 block of I (Eye) Street NE when she was approached by two unidentified male suspects. The suspects demanded her property. When she refused, one of the suspects produced a handgun and hit her with it. While striking the victim, the weapon discharged a single round which did not hit anyone. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

Shortly after two subjects were stopped by patrol officers in the area, but the subjects were not positively identified by the victim as the suspects in this case.

Suspect One was described as an African American Male 6’ 1”, 19 to 25 years of age wearing blue jeans, red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Suspect Two was described as an African American Male, 6’ 1”, 19 to 25 years of age wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black jacket.

Further investigation is pending at this time. 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.

Juveniles Arrested for Robbing Juvenile

Wednesday afternoon at about 5:13 p.m., Fifth District Officers responded to calls on the 300 block of 15th Street NE after a report of a gun hold-up.

A juvenile complainant said that he was approached by three juvenile males, one of whom produced a handgun. Stolen from the complainant was a cell phone and clothing. During a canvass of the location officers made contact with juvenile suspects matching the lookout from the robbery in the immediate area in the aftermath of the robbery.

The two juvenile suspects were subsequently placed under arrest on charges of Robbery with a Gun.

In Other News

At 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of First Degree Cruelty to Children.

At 1:57 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested at the First District Station on charges of Robbery.

At 5:10 p.m. Wednesday there was a robbery on the 300 block of 15th Street NE.

At 10:24 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of Massachusetts Avenue SE on charges of Theft First Degree.

At 10:59 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Possession with Intent to Distributed a Controlled Substance.

At 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1700 block of Benning Road 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 19th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.