1.18.13 Recent Robbery Arrests
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January 18, 2013
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.
- Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at approximately 8:05 pm, a complainant was walking in the 4800 block of 8th Street, NE, when two male suspects approached him, displayed a handgun, and demanded the complainant’s money. Taken was U.S. currency. On the same date, at approximately 8:50 pm, a complainant was walking in the 800 block of Buchanan Street, NE when two male suspects approached in a vehicle. One of the suspects exited the passenger side of the vehicle and displayed a gun and demanded the complainant’s money. Taken was U.S. currency. Fourth District units were canvassing the area stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of New Jersey Avenue, NE. Two suspects were apprehended immediately without further incident and charged with Robbery while Armed (Gun).
- Thursday, January 17, 2013, at approximately 11:30 pm, a complainant reports that while walking in the 2700 block of 10th Street, NE, two male suspects knocked her to the ground and took her iPod and then fled. Two adult males were arrested 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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