Restaurant Employee Robbed Monday in Barracks Row Alley

Crime Blotter: July 22

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The 500 block of Barracks Row is pictured in this file photo. Police did not indicate the precise location of the robbery, nor which specific business employed the victim.

A food services employee was robbed at gunpoint last night in the alley behind several Barracks Row restaurants.

Police are investigating the robbery which happened Monday in the east alley behind the 500 block of Eighth Street SE at around 10 a.m.

A female restaurant employee told officers that two men approached her as she was standing there. One pulled a handgun before grabbing her backpack and cell phone. Both subjects then fled on foot eastbound towards Ninth Street SE.

The woman was not injured in the incident.

A look out was issued for two adult black males, both between the ages of 20-25. Both are described as tall, with thin builds, and as wearing white tee shirts and dark-colored pants. One was armed with a dark colored handgun.

A third suspect may have distracted construction personnel at a work site near where the crime happened. He is described as an adult black male, also between 20 and 25 years old, and was wearing a white tee shirt and light-colored pants.

The stolen backpack was black and the cellular phone had a purple cover.

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.

In Other News

At 12:12 a.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 200 block of 15th Street SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 3:21 p.m. Monday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon at a residence on the 1200 block of K Street SE.

At 5 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of South Capitol Street SW on charges of committing Lewd, Indecent or Obscene Acts.

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 July 23rd, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Elizabeth O’Gorek is the General Beat Reporter for the Hill Rag. Reach her at Liz@HillRag.com