Two More Big Robbery Arrests

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Ed. Note: These are in addition to the big arrest made last week.

From MPD:

“At approximately 7:00pm this evening [Sunday], First District MPD officers responded to an armed robbery which occurred at 7th & E St. NE. The victim and witnesses provided a lookout for the suspects who fled in a silver colored vehicle.

Shortly thereafter, officers observed the vehicle in the Sixth District and were able to apprehend the suspects after a brief pursuit. All suspects were positively identified as the culprits in the robbery and charged accordingly.

These individuals are also believed to be responsible for various other robberies in the First District that occurred earlier in the week, in addition to several that occurred in other parts of the city earlier today.

Investigators are currently reviewing all cases believed to be associated with these individuals.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department announced that several arrests have been made in the past few days in robbery cases from around Washington, DC.

Fifth District:

· On Friday, October 23, 2015, a juvenile male was arrested for multiple Robbery offenses that occurred in the following locations:

o 1600 block of Franklin Street, NE on Monday, October 12, 2015 CCN: 15-162-220

o 1400 block of Channing Street, NE on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 CCN:15-162-768

o 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE on Friday, October 16, 2015 CCN:15-164-646

o 1200 block of Brentwood Road, NE on Friday, October 16, 2015 CCN: 15-164-741

o 900 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE on Saturday, October 17, 2015 CCN: 15-165-166

o 400 block of Channing Street, NE on Saturday, October 17, 2015 CCN: 15-165-384

Seventh District:

· On Saturday, October 17, 2015, two adult males were arrested for two Armed Robbery (Gun) offenses that occurred at the following locations:

o 2400 block of 15th Place, SE on Saturday, October 17, 2015 CCN: 15-165-301
Area of 16th and Gainesville Streets, SE on Saturday, October 17, 2015 CCN: 15-165-331

The investigations in to these offenses are ongoing.”

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  • Thanks to MPDC for their efforts.

  • Props to the cops!
    I’m curious how they linked that one guy to so many crimes. Did they find property belonging to all of the victims in his possession?

  • Ally

    +1000! Keep up the good work MPD!

  • Props to the cops indeed!
    Thread about a mini crime wave – 200 posts, mostly about what a hellhole the city is.
    Thread announcing arrests for mini crime wave – (pretty much) crickets chirping.

    • I would like to reconcile my comment about law enforcement reaching peak ineffectiveness. Thank you for proving me wrong MPD.

    • Well the juvenile at least will be back on the street tonight. Hard to get too excited.

    • some of us are less concerned with MPD PR vehicle and more concerned about general public safety, appropriate policing methods, and effective community policing. MPD has failed on so many fronts that it’s hard to get excited about a handful of highly publicized arrests. This type of crime is becoming alarming normalized rather than exception, and I can PROMISE you there will be more. MPD can’t arrest their way out of this problem either.

      • But this seems to be an issue with the courts. Many of the crimes we’ve been hearing about recently have been committed by juveniles, and MPD can keep arresting them but it doesn’t help much if the attorney’s office just releases them right away with no consequences.

        • not really — the courts are an issue, but there are plenty of other issues as well. The most obvious is the shortage of officers assigned to 1st District and DC as a whole – CMD Brown has stated as much to the community. Effective deterrence is also severely lacking. Feeling safe on the streets with lower incidence of violent crime is far more import than seeing higher arrest totals. That’s reactive and just confirms well know public safety concerns.

          It’s not know how many of these recent arrests were juveniles — some of the reports stated mid to late teens but it’s unclear it suspects arrested are in fact juveniles.

  • canadianexile

    This and the arrests last week are great news. Thank you MPD.

  • Also, MPD just broke up a liquor store robbery on Georgia. One guy shot at the cops and the cops killed him, they arrested the second guy.

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