Another Gas Station Carjacking on Pennsylvania Avenue

Crime Blotter: July 24

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Courtesy MPD PIO.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District are looking for help identifying a suspect and a car after another Unarmed Carjacking offense that happened on Tuesday, July 24, on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

At around 8:25 a.m., the victim was trying to put gas in the vehicle at The BP gas station on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The suspect got in the passenger side and drove away with the car, the victim’s purse, smartphone and other personal items, headed south on the 400 block of Ninth Street SE.  

The car was later recovered on the 3400 block of A Street SE and held for fingerprinting.

The carjacking is the second at a Pennsylvania Avenue SE gas station this month.

On July 4, former Director of the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) Ana Harvey, the partner of District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, was the victim of an Unarmed Carjacking offense at a gas station on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

The suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the images above.

Anyone who has knowledge of this 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. 

The above story has been updated to include images collected by surveillance and forwarded by MPD.

In Other News

At 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1400 block of A Street SE.

At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of Gales Street NE on charges of Simple Assault. 

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 25th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.