Props to the Cops – Armed Robbery Apr. 24th, Arrest May 13th

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

From MPD:

On April 24, 2013, in the 800 Block of 9th Street NE, a citizen reported that he was approached by two individuals, one of which produced a weapon and stole money from him. There were no injuries reported.

Today (Monday) at approximately 12:01 PM, an Officer from PSA 104 was flagged down by the citizen who was robbed on April 24th, who spotted one of the suspect’s in the area of 8th and H Street NE. The officer immediately gave a description of the suspect and within moments the suspect was stopped by members of the First District Mountain Bike Unit. After an on scene investigation by Detective and Officers, the suspect was placed under arrest for Robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Anonymous information may also be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging to 50411. Additionally, please call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activities.

4 Comment

  • If I’m understanding this story correctly this should be PROPS TO THE CITIZEN as it was the victim who weeks later identified his assailant on the street and got the police involved again. Yeah the cops arrested him, but not because they were successful in their investigation, but because the victim was lucky and spotted him.

    • T

      How would anyone but the citizen have been able to identify the robber? What else were the police supposed to do in this situation? Be realistic – this success was a combination of good police presence (i.e., having bike units nearby) and an assertive citizen. Both deserve credit.

  • Picture makes me wonder why Bicycle cops don’t cruise bike lanes, especially new ones. Maybe a little more police presence there and a good ticket-issuing “education” campaign might lead to more aware drivers, parkers, and bikers.

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