The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest believed to be involved with two Assaults and Robberies while Armed (Knife) offenses.
In each of these cases, a subject has approached a woman while armed with a knife or blade and demanded their property and subsequently cut the victims.
The offenses took place on the following dates:
- Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 10:15 pm, at 9th and C Streets, SE.
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm, in the 200 block of 8th Street, SE.
A person of interest who is being sought in connection with these offenses is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, between 5'7 and 5'9 in height, stocky/athletic build and with either short hair or bald.
The person of interest in connection to the May 15, 2014, offense is shown in this video:
**UPDATE: The person of interest in connection to the May 21, 2014, offense is shown in this video: http://youtu.be/BqUG1oWIngs
Anyone with information that can assist in the identification of this 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.