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MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies

Friday, November 2, 2012

MPD Announces Arrests in Recent Robberies

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.

First District

 

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a suspect with his face covered and armed with a handgun, entered a cleaners in the 400 block of 14th Street, SE.  The suspect demanded cash from the register, grabbed clothes that were hanging at the front counter, and fled the store. On Thursday, November 1, 2012, pursuant to an investigation by members of the Metropolitan Police Department, 19-year-old Traquan Graham of Southeast, DC was arrested for Robbery while Armed (Gun).

Second District

 

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, a complainant reports that she was walking in the 2420 K Street, NW at approximately 5:55pm, when she was approached by three male suspects. One of the suspects snatched her phone and all three of the suspects fled on foot. Arrested were three juvenile suspects for Robbery Snatch.

                                                           

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012, at approximately 5:18 pm, a suspect positioned himself behind a victim in the SunTrust Bank ATM enclosure in the 2900 block of M Street, NW.  The suspect then placed an unknown object in the victim’s back, told him he was armed with a gun, and demanded money.  The victim retrieved US currency from the ATM.  Officers who observed the actions of the suspect and victim recognized this as a robbery and immediately entered the ATM enclosure and successfully apprehended the suspect. Detectives are also investigating whether the suspect is involved in other robberies. Arrested and charged with Robbery While Armed was 50 year-old Bruce Allen Smith of Culpepper, Virginia.

Third District

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, two male complainants were walking in the 2200 block of 18th Street, NW at approximately 1:50 am, when they were approached by a male suspect who announced a robbery. The suspect and several other suspects began assaulting the complainants. Taken was U.S. currency. A juvenile male suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

 

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, a complainant reports that he was walking in the 800 Block of Florida Avenue, NW, at approximately 11:22 pm, when a suspect on a bicycle hit the complainant’s hand and knocked his cell phone on the ground. The suspect then picked up the cell phone. The suspect attempted to fight to complainant who alerted an MPD officer. A look out was broadcast and the suspect was apprehended. An adult male suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force & Violence).

 

  • Sunday, October 28, 2012, a complainant reported that while he was in the 2400 block 18th Street, NW at approximately 2:25 am, a suspect reached into his rear pocket and attempted to take his wallet. The suspect then punched the complainant in the face. A juvenile male was arrested for Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

 

  • Sunday, October 28, 2012, at approximately 2:05 am, two complainants were in the 2400 block of 18th Street, NW, when they were involved in a dispute with several individuals. The suspects punched and kicked the complainants and took jewelry and a wallet containing U.S. currency and credit cards. One of the complainants was transported to local hospital for treatment. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence). The other suspects fled.

 

Fourth District

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 2:27 am, two complainants were walking in the 900 block of Kennedy Street, NW, when two suspects approached the complainants with a knife and demanded one of their wallets.  The suspects physically assaulted one of the complainants while attempting to take the wallet.  An adult male and a juvenile male, were apprehended by Metropolitan Police Department officers a short time after the incident.  They were arrested and charged with Assault with the Intent to Commit Robbery while Armed.

 

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 7:50 pm, a complainant was walking  in the area of Adams Mill Road and Walbridge Place, NW, when a suspect armed  with a knife robbed of her purse, cell phone and necklace.  The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle driven by a second individual.  A short time after the incident, both adult male suspects were apprehended by Metropolitan Police Department officers. They were arrested and charged with Robbery while Armed.

 

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that he was in the 1400 Block of Rock Creek Ford Road, NW, at approximately 1:57 pm, when he was approached by two suspects. One of suspects displayed a handgun and struck the complainant in the face with it. Assorted credit cards were taken. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Gun).

 

 

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that at approximately 8:04 pm, he was inside a location in the 3500 block of 13th Street, NW, when two suspects approached him. One of the suspects produced a knife. A cell phone and wallet was taken. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Knife).

 

 

Fifth District

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012, a complainant reported that at approximately 4:25 pm, he was in an alley in located in the 4300 block of 21st street NE, when several males came up behind him and assaulted him knocking him of his bicycle.  The suspects began assaulting him and took U.S. currency, a cell phone and his bicycle.  The subjects then fled the scene. A lookout was broadcast to Fifth District Officers and Mt. Rainer Police in Maryland.  Subjects were stopped in the area and were positively identified as the subjects who assaulted and robbed the complainant. An adult male suspect was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers for Robbery (Force and Violence). Police in Mt. Rainer, Maryland arrested a second suspect in connection with this offense. The complainant’s property was also recovered.

 

Seventh District

 

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012, at approximately 10:16 am, a suspect entered an establishment in the 3500 block of Wheeler Road, SE. The suspect climbed over the counter and attempted to steal a cash register. An employee intervened and a struggle ensued. The suspect fled and was later apprehended. An adult male suspect was arrested for Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery.

 

 

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012, a complainant reports that during an argument with a suspect, in the 2300 block of 25th Street, SE at approximately 12:20 am, the suspect knocked the victim to the ground and took her purse. An adult male was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

 

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that he was walking in the 1400 block of Howard Road, SE, at approximately 4:50 pm, when he was approached by four suspects. One of the suspects grabbed the complainant by the neck, while the other suspects robbed the complainant of his cell phone. A juvenile suspect was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence).

 

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that he was walking in the 3500 block 18th Street, SE, when he was approached by five suspects who began punching him. Taken were a wallet and a cell phone and other personal property. The suspects fled on foot. The suspect identified as 18-year-old Jermani Whitner of Southeast, DC was arrested for Robbery (Force and Violence) in connection with this offense.

 

  • Thursday, November 1, 2012, a complainant reported that during an argument with a female suspect in the 2900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE at approximately 11:50 am, the suspect began punching the complainant. Taken was U.S. currency. Arrested was 35-year-old Tequita Washington 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.