The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that two armed robbery suspects wanted in connection with three robberies of business establishments committed in the Sixth District March 29th – March 30th have been apprehended. The suspects were taken into custody, without incident, by Sixth District officers in the 4900 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Brooks Street, NE on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 31, 2010. The suspects, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, have been charged with Armed Robbery in connection with the offenses listed below. Their identities are being withheld because they are juveniles. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The Shrimp Boat Carryout, located at East Capitol Street and Benning Road, NE, which was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 4:00 pm on March 29, 2010.
The Menick Market, located at 4401 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE, which was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 4:00 pm on March 30, 2010.
Tony’s Market, located at 5319 East Capitol Street, NE, which was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 10:00 pm on March 30, 2010.
No one was physically injured in these robberies.
Sixth District Commander Robert Contee said, “The closure of these robberies is a perfect example of how collaborative efforts between uniformed patrol officers and detectives can swiftly remove potentially dangerous criminals from our communities.”