Food Delivery Driver Attacked in Attempted Robbery Monday

Weekend Crime Blotter

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A food delivery driver was robbed on the 1700 block of East Capitol in the early hours of Monday morning.

The food delivery driver reported that around 3:15 a.m. on August 5 as he was completing a delivery and walking back to his vehicle, he was approached by a group of suspects.

The suspects demanded his money and other property and began to assault him.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was brought to an area hospital for treatment.  The suspects did not get anything. They fled northbound on 18th Street following the assault.

The suspects are described as two women and three men.  The victim was unable to give a more detailed description.

First District detectives are actively investigating this incident.  Should you have any information or video from the area, please contact the First District at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.

In Other News

At 3 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 200 block of Oklahoma Avenue NE on charges of Destruction of Property Less than $1000.

At 4:19 p.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1000 block of Florida Avenue NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 7:11 p.m. Saturday, there was a robbery in the field near the 500 block of Oklahoma Avenue NE.

At 7:20 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of I Street SE on charges of being a Felon in Possession [of a Weapon].

At 8:09 p.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 1900 block of I Street NE.

At 10:48 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

 

At 12:02 a.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 200 block of 17th Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 12:10 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of 21sst Street NE on charges of Possessing a Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.

At 7:48 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Simple Assault.

At 10:50 p.m. Sunday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of 14th Street NE on charges of Threats to do Bodily Harm.

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 August 4th and 5th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.