Police Seek Youths in Two Separate Phone Snatches

Crime Blotter: August 15th

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Police are looking for a group of young people who stole two cell phones Thursday night. The first snatch took place around 8:00 p.m. near Second and G Streets NE.

The victim told officers that while they were using their phone, a group of juveniles approached and one snatched their cell phone.  A short time later, at approximately 8:25 p.m., a group of juveniles, matching the lookout from the previous robbery, snatched another cell phone in the 600 block of K Street NW.

The suspects are described as black boys between 10 and 13 years old.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

In Other News

At 2:44 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery at a convenience store on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

At 3:30 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on charges of Simple Assault.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 10:38 p.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue SE on charges of Simple Assault.

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 16th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.