Suspect Sought in Violent Northeast Robbery

Crime Blotter: September 19th

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Police have video images of a man sought in a violent robbery that took place in Northeast DC on Tuesday.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Fifth District are looking for help identifying a suspect in the assault and robbery that happened around 1:19 p.m. on September 17, on the 400 block of Morse Street NE.

The suspect assaulted the victim before taking their property. He then fled the scene.

The suspect was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below and the video above.

MPD are actively investigating this matter. If you have any information, please contact the 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.

Photo Courtesy MPD.

In Other News

At 2:42 a.m. Thursday, a woman was arrested on charges of Simple Assault on the 1900 block of Benning Road NE.

At 8:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse.

At 6:19 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of Tenth Street NE on charges of Failure to Obey an Officer.

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 20th, 2019 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.