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
Below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at approximately 8:00 pm, members of the First District arrested an adult male in the 700 block of 12th Street SE. The male was wanted on several warrants obtained by the Metro Transit Police in connection with robberies that had taken place in the area of the Potomac Avenue Metro Station. MPD is investigating whether the subject may have committed other offenses.
- Thursday, February 28, 2013, at approximately 9:30 am, a complainant was in the 600 block of E Street NE when two suspects approached her from the rear and attempted to take her purse. The complainant resisted their attempts and the suspects struck her in the face and fled the scene. Patrol units located and arrested two juvenile males and charged them with Assault with the Attempt to Rob.
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at approximately 11:10 pm, a complainant reports that while walking in 3800 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, he was approached from behind by two suspects who began to punch and kick the complainant about the head and body. The suspects took U.S. currency and a cell phone. Two adult males were arrested and charged with Robbery (Force and Violence)
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.