Police Seek Suspects in Eighth Street Robbery

Crime Blotter: May 23rd

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Detectives from the MPD First District are looking for help finding two suspects after a was robbed inside a convenience store on Tuesday, May 21, on the 400 block of Eighth Street NE.

At approximately 1:06 a.m., two suspects approached a victim, inside a 7-11 on that block. One suspect demanded the victim’s property and attempted to forcefully take property from the victim. The suspects then fled the scene.

The suspects were captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below and video above.

The case is being investigated by MPD Detectives. Investigators can be reached at (202) 299-2025, should you have any information about the incident.  Alternatively, information can be forwarded to investigators by contacting the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or the Text Tip Line by texting 50411.

Police seek suspects in a robbery that happened inside an Eighth Street SE convenience store. Image: MPD Press

In Other News

At 3:31 a.m. Thursday, a car was stolen on the 1100 block of Bladensburg Road NE.

At 7:45 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of 16th Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 2:50 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 15th Street SE on charges of [Simple] Assault on a Police Officer.

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 24th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.