Police Investigate Robbery on Bladensburg Road

Crime Blotter: March 27th

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At approximately 12:10 a.m. early Thursday morning, MPD Fifth District officers went to the 800 block of Bladensburg Road, NE, after reports of a robbery.  On the scene, the officers learned that the complainant had been counting his money while walking in the block.  Two suspects then approached the complainant and stated, “You know what time it is!”, before stealing the victim’s money, shoes, and wrist watch.

The complainant was not injured, and the suspects were last seen running towards Benning Road NE.

The lookout is for:

Suspect 1 – Black male, dark complexion, 30-40 years old, about 5’7″ in height, with an athletic build and goatee, wearing a green sweater.

Suspect 2 – Unknown male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

This case is currently under investigation by members of the Fifth District Detective’s Office.

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 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 11:06 a.m. Wednesday, there was an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on the 2500 block of E Street NE.

At 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 800 block of 21st Street 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 March 28th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.