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ALERT: Suspect Sought in Possible Related Incidents: First Degree Sexual Assault While Armed/Kidnapping: 700 Block of Barnes Street, NE and the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection to a first degree sexual assault while armed/kidnapping, which occurred on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 11:00 am, in the 700 block of Barnes Street, Northeast.  The suspect accosted the victim and walked her across a footbridge.  The description of the suspect in the sexual assault is similar to two incidents that occurred on Friday, March 7, 2014, and are possibly related. 

On Friday, March 7, 2014, at approximately 7:05 am to 7:10 am, a complainant exited the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station tunnel onto the footbridge located in the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue, NE.  She walked past the suspect, who approached her from behind.  The suspect told her to follow him and said something to the effect that he would shoot her if she did not follow.  The complainant began to follow the suspect.  At some point, the complainant stopped following the suspect and she fled in the opposite direction.

At approximately 7:30 am, another complainant was walking near the foot bridge when she was approached by the suspect.  The suspect told her to “come here”.  The complainant didn’t respond, and the suspect said it again.  The complainant saw an unknown male walking, and she pretended she knew him and walked towards him.  The suspect briefly gave chase but the complainant escaped. 

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, approximately 5’7”, slim build, short black hair and a goatee.  He was last seen wearing a black skull cap, tan jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt with a single front pocket, white-washed blue jeans, and black and white Nike Jordan 3 shoes. He may go by the name "Moses."

The suspect can be seen in this video:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.