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Arrests Made in Multiple Robbery Offenses

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced several arrests in recent robbery cases in Washington, DC.

Third District:

· On Friday, February 2, 2018, a 15-year-old Juvenile Male, of Northwest, DC, was arrested for an Armed Robbery (Gun) offense that occurred on Monday, January 29, 2018, in the 2600 block of 15th Street, Northwest. CCN: 18-015-971.

o At approximately 1:00 am, the victim was at the listed location when two suspects approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. During the offense, the suspects assaulted the victim. The suspects took US currency and property then fled the scene. This case remains under investigation.

· On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 22-year-old William Taylor, of Northwest, DC, was arrested for a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense that occurred on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the 1200 block of 5th Street, Northwest. CCN: 18-020-467.

o At approximately 2:35 am, the victim was at the listed location when the suspect assaulted him and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect took US currency then fled the scene.

Fourth District:

· On Monday, February 5, 2018, a 15-year-old Juvenile Male, of Northwest, DC, was arrested for an Armed Robbery (Knife) offense that occurred on Monday, February 5, 2018, in the 4300 block of 13th Street, Northwest. CCN: 18-020-149.

o At approximately 2:55 pm, three suspects approached the victim at the listed location. One of the suspects brandished a knife. The suspect then demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene. This case remains under investigation.

· On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, a 17-year-old Juvenile Male, of Southeast, DC, and a 17-year-old Juvenile Male, of Northwest, DC, were arrested for a Robbery (Snatch) offense that occurred on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the 5400 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 18-020-838.

o At approximately 4:22 pm, two suspects approached the victim at the listed location and snatched US currency from his hand then fled the scene. The suspects were arrested by responding officers.

Seventh District:

· On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, a 17-year-old Juvenile Male, of Southeast, DC, was arrested for a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense that occurred on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in the 4000 block of Livingston Road, Southeast.

o At approximately 1:03 pm, the victim met with the suspect to purchase a vehicle using the “Offer Up” app at the listed location. During the meeting, the suspect began to assault the victim and demanded US currency. A second suspect approached and also assaulted the victim. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone then fled the scene. This case remains under investigation. CCN: 18-017-296.

As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to use the Safe Exchange Zones when conducting in-person transactions using online applications such as Craigslist and Offer Up. For more information, please visit: http://mpdc.dc.gov/release/mpd-exchange-zone-locations-reminder