Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third and Fourth Districts are seeking the public’s assistance in attempting to identify and locate multiple suspects who committed several armed robberies in the early morning of April 1, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Thursday, April 1, 2010, between the hours of 3:30 – 6:30 am, ten (10) robberies were reported in the Third and Fourth Districts. These robberies occurred in the 2300 block of 6th Street, NW, 13th and Otis Place, NW, the 700 block of Hobart Place, NW, 7th and Kennedy Street, NW, the 1400 block of Sheridan Street, NW, 14th Street and Hamilton Street, NW, the 900 block of Randolph Street, NW, the 1000 block of Girard Street, NW, 5th Street and Longfellow Street, NW and the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.
These robberies were committed by multiple black males in their late teens or early 20’s wearing black ski masks. The suspects used a variety of weapons to commit these robberies. In a few of the cases the victims were beaten, while in others the suspects threatened to shoot the victims. In two cases the suspects fled to a black four-door vehicle with tinted windows. In other cases, the suspects fled on foot. The victims in these robberies were black and Hispanic males walking either alone or in pairs.
It appears that phones and other personal electronic devices were the main focus of these robberies.
The Metropolitan Police Department is offering a reward of up to $5,000 in this case for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this robbery.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (2746). Anonymous information may also be forwarded to DC Crime Solvers 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.