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    Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383 October 26, 2012 MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies (Washington, DC)- Due to community concerns regarding
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 26, 2012
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      Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383

       

      October 26, 2012

       

       

      MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies

       

      (Washington, DC)- Due to community concerns regarding robberies, the Metropolitan Police Department is releasing information on recent robbery arrests. Members of the public have been helpful in providing information that has led to arrests and MPD encourages members of the public to visit our YouTube page, view videos of cases, and contact police if they recognize persons of interest at http://www.youtube.com/OfficialDCPolice

       

      Below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.

       

      First District

       

       

      • Friday, October 19, 2012, at approximately 7:50 pm, a victim was inside of his vehicle in the 1500 block of C Street, NE, when two individuals approached. One of the individuals produced a handgun, while the second individual went through the victim’s pockets, obtaining a cell phone and U.S. currency.  The individuals then ordered the victim out of the vehicle and took the vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes Benz CLK-500 Coupe.  The suspects then fled the area. A short time later, members of the First District observed the vehicle in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue, NE and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit ended in the 600 block of 15th Street, NE, with the apprehension of two adult male suspects who were charged with Carjacking while Armed.

       

      • Sunday, October, 21, 2012, at approximately 7:30 pm, a victim was in the 400 block of 7th Street, NW, when an individual approached her on a bike.  The individual attempted to snatch the victim’s wallet out of her hand.  The victim resisted and the individual fled the scene.  A short time later, members of the First District located the juvenile suspect at 5th and H Streets, NW, where he was arrested for Attempt Robbery.

       

      • Sunday, August 12, 2012, at approximately 11:20 pm, a victim was in the 100 block of 14th Street, SE, when he noticed he was being followed by two individuals. Without warning, one of individuals struck the victim in the head with a baseball bat, knocking him to the ground.  While on the ground, the victim was struck several more times with the bat, while the second suspect searched his pockets. The suspects obtained U.S. currency, cell phone, Kindle tablet, and other property from the victim. Later that same evening, at approximately 11:50 pm, a female victim was riding a bicycle in the 2500 block of 11th Street, NW, when a subject knocked the victim off her bicycle.  A second subject then struck the victim in the head an unknown object. Further investigation revealed it was a baseball bat.  A third subject joined in and attempted to take the victims purse, but was unsuccessful. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, following an investigation by the First District Detectives Unit, 25-year-old John Flowers, of Southeast, DC was charged with Armed Robbery in the 100 block of 14th Street, SE offense, and Assault with Intent to Rob in the 2500 block of 11th Street, NW offense.  Additionally, another adult male was previously charged with Armed Robbery in reference to the 100 block of 14th Street, SE offense.

       

      Second District

       

      • Sunday, October 21, 2012, a complainant was the victim of a robbery at 24th Street, NW, and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The suspect snatched the complainant’s cellular telephone from the complainant’s hand and fled. Another suspect acted as a lookout for the first suspect. Both suspects were apprehended and charged with Robbery (Snatch). 

       

      Third District

       

      • Saturday, October 20, 2012, two complainants were in 2100 block of 9th Street NW, when a suspect began following them, then put on a mask, brandished a gun and attempted to rob the victims. An adult male was arrested on the scene for Attempted Robbery.

       

      • Wednesday, October 24, 2012, a victim reported that a suspect approached him at the intersection of 8th and R Streets NW, took his bicycle from him, and fled the scene.  An adult male suspect was arrested for Robbery Snatch. 

       

      • Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at approximately 10:30 am, a suspect entered the Bill’s Cleaners located in the 1300 block of Florida Avenue, NW and produced a handgun from his waistband and demanded the cash register be opened.  The employee complied and the suspect took an unknown amount of US currency from the cash register and fled the location.

      On Friday, October 26, 2012, 30-year-old Tarius Guy, was arrested pursuant to an arrest warrant in connection with this armed robbery. The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to thank the media for publicizing this case. *

       

       

      Fourth District

       

      • Monday, October 15, 2012, at approximately 9:45 pm, a complainant was delivering a food order in the 200 block of Hamilton Street, NW, when a suspect approached the complainant and announced a robbery.  He then struck the complainant in the head with a brick. A struggle ensued and the suspect attempted to take the complainant’s cell phone.  The suspect fled the scene on foot.  On Sunday, October 22, 2012, an investigation by detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department led to the apprehension an adult male suspect, who was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery while Armed.

       

      • Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at approximately 5:24 pm, a complainant was delivering a food order to 5900 block of 14th Street, NW, when two suspects distracted him while a third suspect stole a pizza.  On Thursday, October 18, 2012, an investigation by detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department led to the apprehension of all three adult male suspects.  They were arrested and charged with Robbery (Snatch). 

       

      • Sunday, October 21, 2012, at approximately 8:08 pm, a complainant was parking her vehicle in the 700 block of Longfellow Street, NW, when she was approached by two suspects, one of which was armed with a gun.  The suspects ordered her and her juvenile son out of her vehicle and robbed her of her purse and cell phone before driving away in her car.  On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, an investigation by detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department led to the apprehension of one of the suspects, a juvenile male.  He was arrested and charged with Carjacking while Armed.

       

      • Thursday, October 25, 2012, at approximately 3:10 pm, a complainant was walking in the 1300 block of Spring Road, NW, when he was approached by two adult suspects who engaged him in conversation.  One of the suspects snatched U.S. currency from the complaint’s hand and they both fled the area on foot.  Both suspects were apprehended by officers of the Metropolitan Police Department a short time after the incident.  They were arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.  

       

      • Monday, October 22, 2012, a complainant was the victim of a robbery in the 1300 block of Tuckerman Street, NW. Several suspects approached the complainant, one of whom displayed a handgun, and announced a robbery. Taken was a cellular telephone, a wallet, and U.S. Currency. On Friday, October 26, 2012, the Fourth District Detectives Unit obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect in this case. The juvenile suspect was arrested by Fourth District patrol personnel based on the arrest warrant.  Detectives believe this suspect may have been involved in numerous other recent robberies in the Northwest DC area and are continuing to investigate those robberies.*

       

      Fifth District

       

      • Friday, September 21, 2012, a complaint was the victim of an attempted robbery in the 3000 block of Douglas Street, NE. The suspect approached the complainant and stabbed the complainant with a knife. The suspect was apprehended on Thursday, October 25, 2012, and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife). This same suspect was identified in another robbery that occurred on September 19, 2012, in the 2800 block of Bladensburg Road, NE. In this case the complaint was pushed against the wall and the suspect demanded his property. The suspect cut the complainant on the arm with a knife and took a cellular telephone.   

       

      • Saturday, October 20, 2012, the complainants were the victims of a robbery while at 12th and Quincy Streets, NE, when two suspects approached the complaints and demanded their property. Taken was a cellular telephone. The suspects were arrested and charged with Robbery (Fear).

                                                                             

       

       

       

      • Thursday, October 25, 2012, a complainant was the victim of a robbery at Benning and Bladensburg Roads, NE. The complaint was pushed by the suspect and taken was a cellular telephone. The suspect was arrested and charged with Robbery (Force and Violence).

       

      Seventh District

       

      • Tuesday, October 23, 2012, a complainant was the victim of a robbery in the 2800 block of Shipley Terrace, SE. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the complainant’s property. Taken was U.S. currency, gift cards, and video games. The suspect was apprehended and charged with Armed Robbery.

       

      • Saturday, October 19, 2012, a complainant was the victim of a robbery in the 2500 block of Alabama Avenue, SE. The suspect snatched the complainant’s purse from her shoulder. The suspect was apprehended and charged with Robbery (Snatch).

       

       

      Anyone who is the victim of a crime or witnesses a crime in progress should call 911 immediately. Individuals who have information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia.             

       

       

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      Director, Office of Communications

      Metropolitan Police Department

      300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 5130

      Washington, DC 20001

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    • Press, MPD (MPD)
      For Immediate Release Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383 November 2, 2012 MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies (Washington, DC)- Due to community
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 2, 2012
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        For Immediate Release

         

        Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383

         

        November 2, 2012

         

         

        MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies

         

        (Washington, DC)- Due to community concerns regarding robberies, the Metropolitan Police Department is releasing information on recent robbery arrests. Members of the public have been helpful in providing information that has led to arrests and MPD encourages members of the public to visit our YouTube page, view videos of cases, and contact police if they recognize persons of interest at http://www.youtube.com/OfficialDCPolice

         

        Below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.

         

        First District

         

        • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a suspect with his face covered and armed with a handgun, entered a cleaners in the 400 block of 14th Street, SE.  The suspect demanded cash from the register, grabbed clothes that were hanging at the front counter, and fled the store. On Thursday, November 1, 2012, pursuant to an investigation by members of the Metropolitan Police Department, 19-year-old Traquan Graham of Southeast, DC was arrested for Robbery while Armed (Gun).

         

         

        Second District

         

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, a complainant reports that she was walking in the 2420 K Street, NW at approximately 5:55pm, when she was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects snatched her phone and all three of the suspects fled on foot. Arrested were three juvenile suspects for Robbery Snatch.

         

                                                                   

        • Thursday, November 1, 2012, at approximately 5:18 pm, a suspect positioned himself behind a victim in the SunTrust Bank ATM enclosure in the 2900 block of M Street, NW.  The suspect then placed an unknown object in the victim’s back, told him he was armed with a gun, and demanded money.  The victim retrieved US currency from the ATM.  Officers who observed the actions of the suspect and victim recognized this as a robbery and immediately entered the ATM enclosure and successfully apprehended the suspect. Detectives are also investigating whether the suspect is involved in other robberies. Arrested and charged with Robbery While Armed was 50 year-old Bruce Allen Smith of Culpepper, Virginia.

         

         

        Third District

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, two male complainants were walking in the 2200 block of 18th Street, NW at approximately 1:50 am, when they were approached by a male suspect who announced a robbery. The suspect and several other suspects began assaulting the complainants. Taken was U.S. currency. A juvenile male suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

         

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, a complainant reports that he was walking in the 800 Block of Florida Avenue, NW, at approximately 11:22 pm, when a suspect on a bicycle hit the complainant’s hand and knocked his cell phone on the ground. The suspect then picked up the cell phone. The suspect attempted to fight to complainant who alerted an MPD officer. A look out was broadcast and the suspect was apprehended. An adult male suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force & Violence).

         

        • Sunday, October 28, 2012, a complainant reported that while he was in the 2400 block 18th Street, NW at approximately 2:25 am, a suspect reached into his rear pocket and attempted to take his wallet. The suspect then punched the complainant in the face. A juvenile male was arrested for Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

         

        • Sunday, October 28, 2012, at approximately 2:05 am, two complainants were in the 2400 block of 18th Street, NW, when they were involved in a dispute with several individuals. The suspects punched and kicked the complainants and took jewelry and a wallet containing U.S. currency and credit cards. One of the complainants was transported to local hospital for treatment. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence). The other suspects fled.

         

         

         

        Fourth District

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 2:27 am, two complainants were walking in the 900 block of Kennedy Street, NW, when two suspects approached the complainants with a knife and demanded one of their wallets.  The suspects physically assaulted one of the complainants while attempting to take the wallet.  An adult male and a juvenile male, were apprehended by Metropolitan Police Department officers a short time after the incident.  They were arrested and charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery while Armed.

         

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 7:50 pm, a complainant was walking  in the area of Adams Mill Road and Walbridge Place, NW, when a suspect armed  with a knife robbed of her purse, cell phone and necklace.  The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a second individual.  A short time after the incident, both adult male suspects were apprehended by Metropolitan Police Department officers. They were arrested and charged with Robbery while Armed.

         

        • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that he was in the 1400 Block of Rock Creek Ford Road, NW, at approximately 1:57 pm, when he was approached by two suspects. One of suspects displayed a handgun and struck the complainant in the face with it. Assorted credit cards were taken. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Gun).

         

         

        • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that at approximately 8:04 pm, he was inside a location in the 3500 block of 13th Street, NW, when two suspects approached him. One of the suspects produced a knife. A cell phone and wallet was taken. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Knife).

         

         

        Fifth District

        • Wednesday, October 31, 2012, a complainant reported that at approximately 4:25 pm, he was in an alley in located in the 4300 block of 21st street NE, when several males came up behind him and assaulted him knocking him of his bicycle.  The suspects began assaulting him and took U.S. currency, a cell phone and his bicycle.  The subjects then fled the scene. A lookout was broadcast to Fifth District Officers and Mt. Rainer Police in Maryland.  Subjects were stopped in the area and were positively identified as the subjects who assaulted and robbed the complainant. An adult male suspect was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers for Robbery (Force and Violence). Police in Mt. Rainer, Maryland arrested a second suspect in connection with this offense. The complainant’s property was also recovered.

         

         

        Seventh District

         

         

        • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 10:16 am, a suspect entered an establishment in the 3500 block of Wheeler Road, SE. The suspect climbed over the counter and attempted to steal a cash register. An employee intervened and a struggle ensued. The suspect fled and was later apprehended. An adult male suspect was arrested for Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

         

         

        • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that during an argument with a suspect, in the 2300 block of 25th Street, SE at approximately 12:20 am, the suspect knocked the victim to the ground and took her purse. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

         

        • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that he was walking in the 1400 block of Howard Road, SE, at approximately 4:50 pm, when he was approached by four suspects. One of the suspects grabbed the complainant by the neck, while the other suspects robbed the complainant of his cell phone. A juvenile suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

         

        • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that he was walking in the 3500 block 18th Street, SE, when he was approached by five suspects who began punching him. Taken were a wallet and a cell phone and other personal property. The suspects fled on foot. The suspect identified as 18-year-old Jermani Whitner of Southeast, DC was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence) in connection with this offense.

         

        • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that during an argument with a female suspect in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE at approximately 11:50 am, the suspect began punching the complainant. Taken was U.S. currency. Arrested was 35-year-old Tequita Washington for Robbery (Force and Violence).

         

         

         

         

        Anyone who is the victim of a crime or witnesses a crime in progress should call 911 immediately. Individuals who have information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia.             

         

         

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      • Press, MPD (MPD)
        [cid:image004.jpg@01CDE53A.298E54F0]METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF
        Message 3 of 7 , Dec 28, 2012
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          METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT                                                                                    OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

          Cathy L. Lanier                                                                                                                                Gwendolyn Crump

          Chief of Police                                                                                                                                 Director

           

           

          News Release

           

          For Immediate Release

           

           

          Contact: Gwendolyn Crump 202-727-4383

           

          December 28, 2012

           

          MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies

           

          (Washington, DC)- Due to community concerns regarding robberies, the Metropolitan Police Department is releasing information on recent robbery arrests. Members of the public have been helpful in providing information that has led to arrests and MPD encourages members of the public to visit our YouTube page, view videos of cases, and contact police if they recognize persons of interest at http://www.youtube.com/OfficialDCPolice

           

          Below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.

           

          First District

           

          §         Friday, December 28, 2012, at approximately 12:45 am, a complainant reports was approached by four suspects in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Ave, SE.  The victim was punched in the face and the suspects took his cell phone.  Arrested was a juvenile for Robbery (Force and Violence).  The other suspects were described as a black male 16-20 years old, 5’10”, with dreadlocks, wearing a gray jacket, black pants and brown boots; and two black females.

           

          Third District       

           

          ·        Monday, December 24, 2012, at approximately 11:05 am, a complainant reports that he was in the 1900 block of 14th Street, NW, when he was approached from behind by a suspect who snatched his wallet from his hand. An adult male was for arrested for Robbery (Snatch).

           

           

          Fourth District

           

          §         Thursday, December 27, 2012, at approximately 2:00 am, a complainant reports that a suspect approached him in the 1500 block of Newton Street, NW, brandishing a knife.  The suspect demanded the complainants’ property. Taken was a cellular phone and US currency. An adult male was arrested for Robbery while Armed (Knife)

           

           

          Fifth District

           

          §         Saturday, December 22, 2012, a complainant reports he was walking in the unit block of New York Avenue, NE, at 2:55 am, when he was approached by five suspects.  The victim was assaulted and two cell phones were taken. Three adult males were arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence). 

           

          Sixth District

           

          §         Monday, December 24, 2012, at approximately 6:24 pm, a complainant reports he was walking in the 4100 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE, when he was approached by two suspects who announced a robbery.  The complainant refused and one of the suspects brandished a handgun and demanded the complainant’s money.  Taken was U.S currency.  A juvenile was arrested for Robbery while Armed (Gun). The other suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, 5’6” to 5’7” and wearing a black jacket.

           

          §         Thursday, December 27, 2012, at approximately 9:10 pm, two complainants report while walking in the 3400 block of Southern Avenue, SE, they were approached from behind by two suspects, one of which brandished a handgun and demanded his robbery.  Taken was a cell phone, purse and red wallet. Arrested was one adult and juvenile male. 

           

           

          Seventh District

           

          §         Friday, December 21, 2012, at approximately 12:36 pm, a complainant reports while walking in the 4300 block of Barnaby Road, SE, he was approached by three suspects.  One suspect implied that he had a weapon and demanded the complainant’s money.  The suspects took a black wallet, black Nike shoes, groceries and a cell phone. They then fled the scene in a black vehicle.  Arrested was an adult male for Robbery (Fear).  The other two suspects were described as black males. One was described as being 6’2” with a thin build and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black mask. The other suspect was described as being 5’8,” with a heavy build, and a light complexion wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

           

          §         Friday, December 21, 2012, at approximately 6:31 am, a complainant reports while she was riding in a car with a suspect in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE, the suspect demanded her money and struck the complainant in the face. Taken was U.S currency.  An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence)

           

          §         Sunday, December 23, 2012, at approximately 10:27 am, a complainant reports that during a verbal altercation with a known suspect in the 200 block of Atlantic Street, SE, he knocked her to the floor and took her ring.  Arrested was an adult male for Robbery (Force and Violence)

           

          §         Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at approximately 6:50 pm, a complainant reports that while in the 2000 block of Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, NE, a suspect approached him,  grabbed money from his hand and then tried to flee the location.  Arrested was a juvenile for Robbery (Snatch) 

           

           

          Anyone who is the victim of a crime or witnesses a crime in progress should call 911 immediately. Individuals who have information regarding crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any robbery committed in the District of Columbia.             

           

           

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