Monday, July 20, 2020
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division announced several arrests in recent robbery cases in Washington, DC.
- On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 47 year-old Melvin Rivera-Torres, of no fixed address, was arrested for a Robbery (Force and Violence) offense that occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in the 3100 block of 14th Street, Northwest. CCN: 20-100-019
- At approximately 5:20 pm, the suspect approached the victim at the listed location. The suspect then forcibly took US currency from the victim. The suspect was apprehended by responding officers.
- On Monday, July 13, 2020, 32 year-old Antoine Harvell, of Northeast, DC, was arrested for a Robbery (Fear) offense that occurred on Sunday, June 12, 2020, in the 300 block of Hawaii Avenue, Northeast. CCN 20-087287
- At approximately 9:30 pm, the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. The suspect approached the store employee and demanded cash. The store employee complied and the suspect fled the scene.
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