Two Attacks in Attempted Robberies by Group of Three

Weekend Crime Blotter

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A man was attacked in an attempted robbery that took place Sunday night on Third Street SW, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) spokesperson said Monday morning.

The man was walking on the 800 block of Third Street SW at around 10 p.m. the night of June 9 when three men came up to him. Someone hit him in the back of his neck, knocking him to the ground. One of the men repeatedly demanded money from the victim.

All three suspects escaped on foot, fleeing south on Third Street towards I Street SW without getting anything from the victim. The victim was bruised on the back of his neck.

There is a description of the suspect who demanded money. He is described as a black male, about 5’10” tall, with an athletic build. He was wearing a light-colored t-shirt.

A few hours later, another group of three men attacked a victim in the course of robbing him. At about 1:45 a.m. Monday morning on the 300 block of K Street NE. Three black males wearing face masks assaulted a person and demanded his property. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The three suspects in the K Street attack are described as black males between 18 and 30 years of age. All were wearing masks. Police did not make a link between the two crimes in the descriptions.

These cases are 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.

Four Cars Stolen Sunday on Hill

At 2:31 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of 14th Street NW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 2:51 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

 

At 1:19 a.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a residence on the 1300 block of D Street SE.

At 2:24 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of M Street NE on charges of Leaving after Colliding –Property Damage.

At 4 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:43 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen outside a convenience store on the 1100 block of H Street NE.

At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 600 block of 16th Street NE.

At 4:15 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 700 block of D Street SE.

At 6:06 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen on the 300 block of G Street SE.

At 6:24 p.m. Sunday, a car was stolen outside a residence on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW.

At 9:43 p.m. Sunday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1700 block of Lyman Place 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 June 9th and 10th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.