Police Arrest Man in Attempted Streetcar Robbery

Crime Blotter: June 4

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At approximately 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officers were flagged down on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. The man said that someone had tried to rob him.

He said that he was riding on the street car when he was approached by a man who indicated that he had a weapon, and demanded the complainant’s property.

The suspect was unsuccessful in getting anything, and got off the street car.

Fifth District officers canvassed the area and were able to locate the suspect who was positively identified by the victim and placed under arrest for the attempt robbery.

In Other News

At 12:19 a.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1200 block of G Street SE.

At 12:12 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the Unit block of I Street SW on charges of Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a woman was arrested on the 1300 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 11:25 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 June 4th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.