Police Investigate Kentucky Avenue Robbery

Crime Blotter: July 24

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A man was robbed late Thursday night on near the corner of 14th Street and Kentucky Avenue SE.

At around 11:50 p.m., MPD First District officers went to the corner to the 400 block of Kentucky Ave SE for the report of an assault.

When they got there, they found a man who reported that he was walking in the block when he was assaulted by two male suspects. The two robbed the victim of his property and fled on foot.

First District officers canvassed the area and stopped two male suspects after a foot pursuit. One of the suspects was arrested on scene.

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 11:35 a.m., two men were arrested on the 600 block of 19th Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Uttering Threats.

At 3:02 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 3:17 p.m., there was a theft on the 300 block of G Street SE.

At 3:40 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 19th Street SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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 25th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.