Police Seek Suspect in L Street Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: May 8th   

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At around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, a man was robbed on the 1700 block of L Street NE. A suspect approached the man, showed him a handgun and demanded his valuables.

The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District are looking for help identifying and locating the suspect, who was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the video link above.

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia.

In Other News

At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Destruction of Property (less than $1000).

At 7:03 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

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 May 9th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.