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/user/OfficialDCPolice
Listed below are recent robbery arrests made within the last week.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at approximately 4:28 pm, a complainant reported that while in the 1200 block of 4th Street, SW, he was approached by two suspects that assaulted him, demanded his property, and fled without obtaining any property. An adult male was arrested for Assault with Intent to Rob. There is an active lookout for the second suspect described as a black male, 13 to 15 years of age, wearing a green coat.
- Thursday, February 27, 2014, at approximately 12:35 am, a complainant reported that while in the 800 block of 4th Street, SW, he was approached by a suspect who brandished a handgun and demanded his property. The suspect fled the scene along with three other individuals in a waiting vehicle. Three adult males and a juvenile female were arrested and charged with Robbery while Armed.
- Friday, February 21, 2014, at approximately 3:45 pm, a complainant reported that while in the area of 22nd Street and F Street, NW, he was approached by a suspect who announced a robbery and demanded his property. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Fear).
- Saturday, February 22, 2014, at approximately 5:30 am, a complainant reported that while in the 2200 block of New York Avenue, NE, he was approached by a suspect who assaulted him and took his property. An adult male was arrested for 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.