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Arrests Made in Multiple Robbery Offenses

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced several arrests in recent robbery cases in Washington, DC.

 

First District:

  • On Monday, March 13, 2017, a 16-year-old juvenile male was arrested for a Robbery Force and Violence offense that occurred in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast. CCN: 17-041-593
    • On Monday, March 13, 2017, the suspect approached the victim and threatened to hurt him if he didn’t hand over his cell phone. The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot with the victim’s phone. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

Second District:

  • On Sunday, March 12, 2017, a 17-year-old juvenile female was arrested for a Robbery-Snatch offense that occurred in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 17-041-129
    • On Sunday, March 12, 2017, at approximately 6:55 pm, the victim was selling Girl Scout cookies on Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest. The suspect approached the victim and grabbed her bag of US currency. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

Third District:

  • On Friday, March 10, 2017, 21-year-old Taron Johnson was arrested for a Robbery Force and Violence and two counts of Assault With Intent to Rob While Armed (Knife) offenses that occurred within the Third District.
    • On Friday, March 10, 2017, at approximately 3:45 am, the suspect approached two victims in the 1000 block of U Street, Northwest and began assaulting them. During the assault, the suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and fled with the property. CCN: 17-039-637
    • On Friday, March 10, 2017, at approximately 3:27 am, the suspect approached the victim in the 2000 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet. The suspect fled without obtaining any property. CCN: 17-039-638
    • On Friday, March 10, 2017, at approximately 4:30 am, the suspect approached the victim in the 1600 block of 14th Street, Northwest and punched the victim in the face. MPD officers observed the assault and apprehended the suspect before he could obtain the victim’s property. CCN: 17-039-634

Fourth District:

  • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 18-year-old Roy Cooper was arrested for a Robbery Force and Violence offense that occurred in the 5400 block of Illinois Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 17-041-827
    • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at approximately 9:35 am, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground, assaulted him and fled with the victim’s cell phone.
  • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, a 16-year-old, 15-year-old and two 14-year-old juvenile males were arrested for a Robbery Force and Violence offense that occurred in the 5300 block of Colorado Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 17-042-120
    • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at approximately 10:30 pm, the victim was approached by four suspects and assaulted. During the assault, the suspects took the victim’s wallet and fled on foot. The suspects were apprehended by responding officers.
  • On Thursday, March 16, 2017, 26-year-old Rafael Hernandez-Garcia was arrested for a Robbery Force and Violence offense that occurred in the 1400 block of Meridian Place, Northwest. CCN: 17-042-977
    • On Thursday March 16, 2017, at approximately 3:30 pm, the suspect assaulted the victim. During the assault, the suspect took the victim’s property. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

Fifth District:

  • On Monday, March 13, 2017, a 17-year-old juvenile male was arrested for a Robbery-Snatch offense that occurred in the 2600 block of 3rd Street, Northeast. CCN: 17-041-219
    • On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the suspect met the victim to purchase a cell phone that was advertised on the “Offer Up” application. During their meeting, the suspect snatched the cell phone from the victim’s hand. The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s property.
  • On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old juvenile female were arrested for a Robbery-Snatch offense that occurred in the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue, Northeast. CCN: 17-042-314
    • On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the suspects approached the victim and snatched a cell phone from the victim’s hand. The suspects fled on foot with the victim’s property. The suspects were apprehended by responding officers.

Sixth District:

  • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 32-year-old Patrick Richardson of no fixed address was arrested for an Armed Robbery (Metal Pole) offense that occurred in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue, Northeast. CCN: 17-041-817
    • On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the suspect opened the victim’s car door and took the victim’s wallet. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.

 

As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to use the Safe Exchange Zones when conducting in-person transactions using online applications such as Craigslist and Offer Up. For more information please visit http://mpdc.dc.gov/release/mpd-exchange-zone-locations-reminder