3.29.14 MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies
Contact: Saray Leon 202-727-4383
March 29, 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.
· On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at approximately 2:50 am, a complainant reports that he was inside of his vehicle in the area of 2nd and E Streets, NW, when he was approached by several subjects who assaulted him and fled the scene with his vehicle. An adult male was arrested for Unarmed Carjacking.
· On Sunday, March 23, 2014, at approximately 8:00 pm, a complainant was in the Unit block of N Street, SE, when she was approached by multiple subjects who brandished a knife and announced a robbery. The suspect did not obtain property from the complainant. A juvenile male and a juvenile female were arrested for Assault with Intent Rob While Armed.
- On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at approximately 9:16 am, a complainant states that while operating his vending business in the 2300 block of I Street, NW, he was engaged in a transaction with a customer when he was approached by a subject who attempted to snatch his money. An adult male was arrested for Attempt to Commit Robbery (Snatch).
· Friday, March 21, 2014, at approximately 8:50 pm, two complainants reported that while in the 700 block of Elder Street, NW, they were approached by three suspects that brandished a knife and announced a robbery. Two juvenile males were arrested for Robbery (Knife).
· Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at approximately 11:00 pm, a complainant reported that while in the 2700 block of New York Avenue, NE, she was engaged in an argument with the suspect when he produced a handgun, snatched her cellphone, and fled. An adult male was arrested for Robbery While Armed.
· Saturday, March 22, 2014, at approximately 8:04 pm, a complainant reported that while in the area of Alabama Avenue and E Street, SE, he was approached by three suspects who announced a robbery and took his property. Three juvenile males were arrested for Robbery (Fear).
· Thursday, March 27, 2014, at approximately 2:00 pm, a complainant reported that while in the 4500 block of Benning Road, NE, she was approached by a subject who snatched her cell phone and fled. An adult male was arrested 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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