The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person who may be able to assist detectives with a robbery investigation. This person is seen on surveillance video footage lingering in the area prior to the robbery. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The incident took place at approximately 5:40 pm, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the Money Mart checking cashing store, located at 1125 H Street, NE. The victim reported to police that when she exited the store a man approached her from behind, placed a sharp object to her side, and snatched her purse. He was last seen fleeing on foot southbound in the 700 block of G Street, NE.
The suspect is described as a dark complexioned black male in his early to mid 20s, 5'9" tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a gray hooded shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 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.
Note to News Media: Surveillance video footage of a person who may be able to assist with this robbery investigation is available. NBC 4, WRC-TV, has agreed to reproduce the video and make it available to other news agencies.