The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in attempti
ng to identify the suspects who may be responsible for a series of armed robberies that occurred in the area of 19th and M Streets, NW. These robberies took place on Monday, July 3, 2006, beginning at approximately 3:45 pm. In each offense, two armed suspects entered the business and proceeded to rob the establishment before fleeing. The first business that was robbed was the China Café, located at 1990 M Street, NW. A short time later, PenMar Liquors, located at 1926 19th Street, NW, was also robbed. Armand's Chicago Pizzeria Express Delivery, located at 1140 19th Street, NW, was robbed as well. There were no reported injuries as a result of these incidents.
Police are seeking four suspects in these cases; all described as black males believed to be in their mid-teens to early twenties.
- Suspect One is described as being approximately 5'10" to 6'2" tall, with a medium complexion, wearing a dark colored tee shirt and pants, a dark skullcap and armed with a handgun.
- Suspect Two is described as being 5'5"to 5'9" tall, with a medium complexion , wearing a dark colored tee shirt bearing the inscription XII on the front and the word "Emperor" on the back. He was also reportedly armed with a handgun.
- Suspect Three is described as being approximately 5'6" tall and wearing a white colored tee shirt.
- Suspect Four (not pictured) is described only as a black male.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099. The department currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 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.