Police Seek Suspect in Northeast Attempted Carjacking, Robbery

Crime Blotter: July 18

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Police investigated two related incidents in Northeast Monday evening, arresting one suspect but still searching for a second after an attempted carjacking and attempted robbery that took place only a few minutes and a few blocks apart.

On July 16 at about 9:30 p.m., police investigated a report of an attempted carjacking on the 700 block of F Street NE.

The victim reported that two suspects threatened her and ordered her out of her vehicle while she was stopped on the block. The suspects were unable to drive off in the victim’s vehicle as it had a mechanical issue. 

Both suspects were described as black males, possibly juveniles, approx. 5′-10″ to 6′-0″ wearing dark clothing and masks. 

While investigating the attempted carjacking, officers encountered another victim reporting a separate attempted robbery in the 700 block of 10th St NE.  The lookout information matched the suspects from the 700 block of F St NE.  

Within minutes, officers saw someone matching the description and after a brief foot chase, caught him on the 1100 block of H St NE. 

After an on-scene investigation, the suspect was placed under arrest and charged with both offenses. 

Fortunately, neither victim was physically assaulted or injured during the offenses.  

One suspect is still outstanding, and First District Detectives are currently investigating both cases.  Anyone who has knowledge of either 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.

In Other News

 At 1:12 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the Unit block of P Street SW on charges of Failure to Obey Officer.

At 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of L Street SE on charges of Assault on a Police Officer.

At 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 1300 block of D Street NE.

At 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, there was a burglary on the 1800 block of L Street NE.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1300 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft.

At 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of Independence Avenue SW on charges of Disorderly Conduct in a Public Building.

At 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested at Columbus Circle NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License.

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 19th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.