The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the arrest of a robbery suspect. On March 11, 2010, an armed robbery was committed at the CVS store in the 3600 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>12th Street NE by two suspects. On Tuesday March 23, 2010, an alert patrol officer recognized a subject in the 1200 block of Newton Street NE as being one of the suspects sought in that armed robbery. The subject was stopped and subsequently arrested being charged with the CVS robbery. Arrested was Louwelden Singleton, a 35-year-old male of the unit block of Bass Circle, SE. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Further investigation by the Fifth District Detectives Unit resulted in Mr. Singleton being charged with three additional armed robberies of commercial establishments: Armed Robbery of the Burger King restaurant in the 300 block of Florida Avenue, NE on February 23, 2010; Armed Robbery of the Yes Market in the 3800 block of 12th Street NE on March 15, 2010; and Armed Robbery of Starbucks Coffee Shop in the 2200 block of Georgia Ave NW on March 21, 2010.
The Metropolitan Police Department’s is continuing to examine other robberies for similarities and to seek to identify other suspects. Anyone with information related to these robberies or similar offenses is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department‘s Fifth District Detective Unit on 202-698-0660. Information can also be directed to 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] – 1-888-919-2746. The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these robberies.
Additionally, anonymous information may be forwarded to DC Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by a caller to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.