MPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspect in a First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Armed Kidnapping (Knife), First Degree Sexual Abuse and Robbery that occurred in the 1500 block of 5th Street, Northwest on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 5:30 am.

The victim was walking in the 1100 block of 11th Street, Northwest, where she was ordered into a vehicle by the suspect. The suspect then drove to the 1500 block of 5th Street, Northwest, where he sexually assaulted her and robbed her of her personal items.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, in his early 30’s, with small eyes, bald head, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white minivan with an unknown tag.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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  • I know you are advised to comply with robbers, but if they order you into their vehicle then they most likely intend on doing you harm. You have to run and scream in these situations.

    Hope they catch this scumbag.

    • Agreed, though the best advice seems to be “go with your instinct” in terms of what you think they might do if you resist or not. And, of course, in no way is the victim at fault for any of this happening to her.

      • Definitely not victim blaming. We have no idea what the circumstances were like and what was going through the victims mind, but I do think this is one of those tactics we have to teach so in case something like this happens, it’s more like muscle memory. If someone is pointing a gun at you, it’s better they shoot you in a public place than take you somewhere private and do God knows what. This is one of those cases where our instincts may be wrong, and we can’t expect logic to function when there’s a weapon in your face.

      • Yeah the way I see it is you’ll be in no less danger if you stay out of the vehicle than if you enter it. Unless, of course, you are forced inside. And if the perpetrator has a vehicle they may be more reluctant to chase after you on foot? Time of day plays an important factor as well.

  • That’s awful. I hate this area in the early morning, occasionally running through there right about that time. Just about when the rest of the city is relatively quiet, all the Johns seem to be out in force looking for some action before work. Sad, but not surprised that some truly dangerous predators are drawn there as well.

  • This is awful. I live a block from here. Illegal or not, if my girlfriend was running early in the morning, I would make sure she’s carrying mase. Have it delivered to a friend or family in VA. I’m a guy and even I’ll carry it with me if I’m walking home late at night. I don’t think anyone should assume they are safe in this city at anytime of day. Everyone should learn basic self defense.

    • I don’t understand how it “came to be known” that self-defense spray is illegal in DC. It’s not, it’s just subject to some minor restrictions. Per MPD’s website:
      “It is legal for a person over the age of 18 to possess self-defense sprays in the District of Columbia, such as mace or pepper spray.
      However, under D.C. Official Code § 7-2502.12, the only legal types of self-defense sprays are “a mixture of a lacrimator including chloroacetophenone, alphacloracetophenone, phenylchloromethylketone, orthochlorobenazalm-alononitrile or oleoresin capsicum.” Additionally, the self-defense spray must be propelled from an aerosol container, labeled with clearly written instructions for use, and dated with its anticipated useful life.
      If a person purchases a self-defense spray from a person or business located in the District, the seller will provide a registration form to be completed by the purchaser. The seller is then required to forward this registration form to the MPD Firearms Registration Section.”
      Go on Amazon, put in your address, and it will return legal self-defense sprays. Registering it is a simple form that takes 2 minutes to fill out. Better yet, go to Annie’s or many other stores and they will sell you a legal self-defense spray and register it right there on purchase. The legal defense sprays are effective. There’s no reason to not buy a legal one, register it, and carry it. If you want to be extra-safe, go take a non-lethal weapons course and really learn how to use it. You’re only as effective as your knowledge.

  • wonder if it’s related to this somewhat similar incident from a couple months ago:

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