1.18.14 MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies
Contact: Saray Leon 202-727-4383
January 18, 2014
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
Listed below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.
· Saturday, January 11, 2014, at approximately 6:41 pm, two complainants reported that while in the 2100 block of Georgia Avenue, NW two suspects approached them, produced a handgun and demanded their property. Two adult males were arrested for Robbery While Armed.
· Thursday, January 16, 2014, at approximately 7:13 pm, a complainant reports that while in the 1900 block of Benning Road, NE, he was approached by a male suspect who assaulted him and attempted to take his phone. An adult male was arrested for Assault with Intent to Rob.
· Monday, January 13, 2014, at approximately 12:15 am, a complainant reports that while in the area of 61st Street and Dix Streets, NE, she was approached by a male suspect who produced a handgun and announced a robbery. Taken was a purse. An adult male was arrested for Robbery While Armed.
· Monday, January 13, 2014, at approximately 6:25 pm, complainants reported that while in the 4000 block of East Capitol Street, NE, they were approached by several male suspects who announced a robbery and assaulted them before fleeing. No property was taken. Two juvenile males were arrested for Assault with Intent to Rob. There is an active lookout for an adult black male and two juvenile black males.
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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