Youths Attack Man in Attempted Scooter Theft

Crime Blotter: September 16th

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Two kids pulled a man off his scooter Monday evening in an attempt to steal the vehicle that took place just south of Lincoln Park.

At about 5:45 p.m. Sept. 16, the two suspects assaulted a man who was driving his black Vespa scooter on the 100 block of 12th Street SE. The youths pushed him to the ground and attempted to forcefully take his scooter.

The victim was able to fend the two off and called for help at which time they fled the scene.

A lookout was issued for two black males between 16 and 17 years of age, with short hair. They were last seen riding neon red ‘Jump’ rental scooters.

The First District’s Detective Office is actively investigating this matter. If you have any information, please contact the First District Detectives at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099. You can also text photos, video or information to the Text Tip Line at 50411.

In Other News

At 11:31 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested at the First District Substation on charges of Robbery.

At 5:23 p.m. Monday, a car was stolen from outside a church on the 1600 block of East Capitol Street.

At 10:48 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of Pennsylvania 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 September 17th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.