via google maps
“This evening [Thursday] at approximately 6:30 pm in the unit block of Florida Avenue NW, three subjects occupying a gold Ford Explorer accosted several citizens at gunpoint as they exited an establishment in the block. The victims were robbed of their personal possessions, and the suspects fled the scene in the vehicle.
Moments later the Office of Unified Communications dispatcher broadcast the radio run for the robbery, including a look-out for the suspect vehicle.
Fifth District officers immediately flooded the area while canvassing for the victims and suspects. Within moments, one of the officers spotted the suspect vehicle and began coordination with other officers in the area to conduct a felony vehicle stop. While doing so, the suspects became aware of the increasing MPD presence, and the suspects fled in the vehicle to an alley in the 200 block of Morgan St NW. The suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Despite two of the suspects being armed with guns, the officers selflessly gave chase on foot. All three suspects were apprehended without injury to the officers or the suspects.
The suspects were positively identified as having committed the robbery in question, and two loaded and operable pistols were recovered, as was the property of the victims. The patrol officers of the Fifth District, as well as members of the Second District Crime Suppression Team, and numerous detectives from the Fifth District Detectives’ Unit worked together closely and seamlessly to remove three dangerous felons from the streets of the District, as well as two firearms.
Outstanding police work by our members, of which the community and their peers can be very proud! Great work!!!”