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Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an armed robbery.

On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at approximately 1:50 pm the suspect entered the Payless Shoe Source located in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE and passed an employee a note and then lifted his shirt showing the handle of a gun.  The employee complied with the suspect and the suspect fled the location with an unknown amount of US currency.

The subject is described as a black male, medium to dark complexion, mid to late 40’s, approximately 5’10” in height, grey and black facial hair, crooked teeth, a shaved head, and a strong body odor.  He was last seen wearing a dirty white T-Shirt, blue jeans, and armed with a black handgun.

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.