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MPD Investigating Armed Robberies That Appear to be Connected

Friday, January 4, 2013

MPD Investigating Armed Robberies That Appear to be Connected

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating persons of interest in connection with a series of armed robberies which appear to be connected that occurred between Monday, December 24, 2012 and Monday, December 31, 2012.

 ·        Monday, December 24, 2012, at approximately 10:00 pm, a complainant was walking in the 4000 block of 9th Street, NE, when he was approached by two suspects.  One suspect announced a robbery and displayed a shotgun. The complainant complied and the suspects took his wallet and cell phone and fled the location.

·        Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at approximately 7:15 pm, a complainant was walking in the 2900 block of 18th Street, NE when he was approached by a suspect who displayed a shotgun and directed the victim to walk into a nearby alley, where the suspect demanded his personal belongings.  The suspect took his cell phone and US currency and fled the location.

 ·        Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at approximately 9:55 pm, a complainant was walking in the 4000 block of 13th Street, NE when she was approached from behind by two suspects.  One suspect announced a robbery, displayed a shotgun, and demanded the complainant’s property. The complainant complied and the suspects took her purse which contained a wallet, two cell phones, car keys, and driver’s license, and fled the location.

 ·        Sunday, December 30, 2012 at approximately 2:45 am, a complainant was walking near the intersection of 12th Street and Michigan Avenue, NE when he was approached by two suspects.  One suspect displayed a shotgun and announced a robbery. The second suspect took the complainants phone and wallet from his pockets and then both fled the location.

 ·        Sunday, December 30, 2012 at approximately 6:15 am, a complainant was walking in the 800 block of 19th Street, NE when he was approached by two suspects.  The first suspect displayed a shotgun and announced a robbery.  The complainant complied and the suspects took his cell phone, US currency, jacket, and an identification card, and fled the location.

 ·        Monday, December 31, 2012 at approximately 11:35 pm, two complainants were walking near the intersection of 12th Street and Randolph Street, NE, when they were approached from behind by two suspects who announced a robbery.  The complainants turned around and saw one suspect displaying a shotgun.  The complainants complied and the suspects took their purses and cell phones and fled the location.

 In all of these robberies, the suspects are generally described as:

Suspect 1: Black male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 6’0” to 6’2” tall weighing approximately 160-170 pounds, wearing all dark clothing, and a ski mask.

 Subject 2: Black male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 5’6” to 5’10” tall weighing approximately 150 pounds, shoulder length dreads, wearing all dark clothing, and a ski mask.

Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of these subject is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s 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.