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Arrest Made in Armed Robbery (Knife): 3000 Block of 16th Street, Northwest

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Third District have announced an arrest has been made in an Armed Robbery (Knife) offense that occurred in the 3000 block of 16th Street, Northwest on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

At approximately 1:30 pm, the victim was walking in the area when he was approached by two suspects, one armed with a knife. The armed suspect demanded money from the victim and threatened him. The victim complied with the suspects’ demand and surrendered $250 in US currency. 

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 20-year-old Melvin Diaz of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.

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