Advisory: TAXICAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS SOUGHT
- Contact: Officer Quintin Peterson, (202) 727-4383
December 30, 2009
Taxicab Robbery Suspects Sought
Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects who are believed to have committed a series of robberies of taxicab drivers during the month of December 2009.
In the following cases, the suspect(s) reportedly hailed a cab in the area of 14th and Irving Streets, NW. The suspect entered the cab either alone or with a second suspect and requested to be taken to a location (ROBBERY LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW). Once at the drop off location, all of which are located within the Fifth District, the suspect(s) implied that he/they had a handgun and demanded money, car keys, and cellular phone from the victim. The suspects then flee the scene on foot. The robbery victims were not physically injured.
- December 16, 2009, at approximately 5:10 am, 12th and Jackson Streets, NE
- December 18, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, 12th and Hamlin Streets, NE
- December 22, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, 12th and Jackson Streets, NE
- December 29, 2009, at approximately 1:50 am, 1000 block of Hamlin Street, NE
The suspects, who may be considered armed and dangerous, are described as follows:
Suspect #1: A dark complexioned black male, 18 to 24 years of age, 5’6” to 5’9” in height, weighing 150 to 170 pounds, wearing a dark blue or black coat and dark pants.
Suspect #2: A light complexioned black male believed to speak with an undetermined foreign accent, weighing about 200 pounds, wearing a brown coat.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for these robberies.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E]. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the DC Crime Solvers Unit at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.