The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in its ongoing investigation into a series of robberies involving taxicab drivers, carjackings and a robbery of an establishment. Police are seeking information on the identity of a suspect who may be responsible for these crimes, in which the description of the suspect is similar. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Taxi cab robberies
In the following incidents, the suspect reportedly hailed a cab and requested to be taken to a location. Once at that location, the suspect implied that he had a weapon and demanded money.
September 4, 2009 at approximately 1:30 pm, in the 1200 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Evarts Street, NE
September 8, 2009, at approximately 3:30 pm, in the 1500 block of Montana Avenue, NE
September 10, 2009 at approximately 12 am, in the 2200 block of 13th Street, NE
September 17, 2009, at approximately 3 pm, in the 1500 block of Channing Street, NE (suspect took the vehicle)
Armed robbery of an establishment
In the following incident, the suspect entered the Lowest Price Gas Station, displayed a knife and demanded money. He then obtained an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene.
September 22, 2009, at approximately 2:40 pm, in the 2800 block of 12th Street, NE
In the following incidents, the suspect either implied that he had or displayed a gun and took the taxicab.
September 27, 2009, at approximately 10 am, in the 1400 block Hamlin Street, NE
September 28, 2009, at approximately 12 am, in the 1000 block of Douglas Street, NE (displayed handgun)
The suspect is described as a medium to dark complexioned black male, approximately 35 to 40 years of age, standing between 5’9” and 5’11” in height. This suspect has a thin build and a goatee.
The Metropolitan Police Department is currently offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these robberies.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM [E]. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the DC Crime Solvers Unit at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided to Crime Solvers leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.