Armed Robbery 12:30pm Sunday in the 700 block of Florida Ave, NE

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From MPD:

“We are currently investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred this afternoon at approximately 12:30 PM in the 700 block of Florida Avenue, NE

The complainant reports that he was surrounded by three black male subjects wearing all black clothing when one suspect behind him placed a gun to the back of his head and demanded his money. The suspects went through his pockets and took his wallet containing US Currency before fleeing the scene on foot into the alley rear of the 700 block of L Street and jumping into an awaiting vehicle and fleeing the scene.

Information was gathered that informed us that a small white four door vehicle pulled up and three suspects that committed this Robbery got out while the driver remained behind the wheel. After the Robbery, all three re-entered the getaway car and drove off. The complainant was not injured in this Robbery

The suspect descriptions are as follows:

Suspect #1 B/M wearing all black

Suspect #2 B/M wearing all black armed with a dark colored handgun, and

Suspect #3 B/M wearing all black

We ask that anyone who has information regarding this case or any cases call us immediately on 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

7 Comment

  • In the middle of the day…interesting.

    Maybe the Mayor can find ways to combat crime on her DC-tax paid excursion to Cuba?

  • I try not to be paranoid…we do live in a city, after all, and most people are NOT criminals. However, when I see news like this, I can’t help but understand why some people simply cross to the other sidewalk when they see a group of black teens approaching. It seems like a totally rational decision.

    • I think you entirely missed the point. These thieves drove up in a car and got out to rob the victim. No amount of street crossing would have helped.

      It is interesting, though, what you decide to cross to avoid. You choose age and race. As a woman, I cross the street when I see a group of men approaching, any race, any age, if it is night and there aren’t tons of people around. (If you consider threatening street harassment and assault or battery of women a crime, then far more people out there are criminals that you think.)

      Mid-day on Sunday though? I’m not that likely to be avoiding anyone…

  • “Information was gathered…” Sounds like there is a witness, then? Hopefully they catch these guys…middle of the day on a weekend right by a college campus/Union Market is VERY brazen.

    • Yeah, with all the speedcams in DC, in theory they should be able to indentify the car. Although, I’m not too optimistic. I was robbed at gun point and sent the police the tracking information on my phone. The police basically acted like they had never dealt with a cell phone robbery before.

      My general impression is that DC police only focus resources toward solving violent crime where there is a physical injury.

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