Suspect Sought in First Street Burglary

Crime Blotter: March 19

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District are looking for help identifying and locating a suspect in after a business was burglarized on Monday, March 18, on the 1100 block of First Street NE.

At approximately 3:20 a.m. a suspect broke in to the business, stole property and then fled the scene.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the video 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.

Man Robbed by Teenagers on O Street SW

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) First District Detectives are investigating a robbery that took place on the evening of Tuesday, March 19. At around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, officers went to the corner of Canal and O Streets SW after getting reports of an incident in the area.

A man told them he had been walking in the area when three males came at him from behind, wrestled him to the ground, and took his wallet out of his back pocket and then fled the scene.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The suspects are described as three black males, between 15 and 20 years old, wearing all dark clothing.

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.

In Other News

At 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, there was a theft from a construction site on the 1500 block of E Street SE.

At 6:42 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of K Street SE on charges of Threatening to do Bodily Harm.

At around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, two men were arrested on the 1300 block of H Street NE on charges of Distribution of Marijuana.

At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, there was a theft at a restaurant on the 1200 block of H Street NE>

At 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of C Street NE on charges of Speeding (30 mph or more).

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 March 20th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.