Police Seek Information in Northeast Purse-Snatching

Crime Blotter: October 29th

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On Monday, Oct. 29, at around 11:45 p.m., First District Officers Gould and Abbey were on patrol on the 600 block of G Street NE when they observed a male suspect grabbing a female victim and attempting to rob her of her purse. 

The officers were able to apprehend the suspect and place him under arrest.  The victim was able to get her property back from the suspect once he was stopped.  Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the attempted robbery.  

While this offense was closed with arrest, the investigation is still open as the case is prepared for presentation in court.  If you have any additional information regarding the incident, please contact the First District Detectives Office at (202)299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.

In Other News

At 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, two men were arrested on the Unit block of K Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, two men were arrested on the Unit block of M Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 2600 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Speeding and Reckless Driving.

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 October 30th, 2018 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.