“Suspects and Vehicle Sought in Two Assaults and Multiple Armed Robberies in the District”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle sought in connection with two Assaults and several Armed Robberies. The offenses are listed below:

Robbery (Gun): 4000 block of 13th Street, Northwest, on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at approximately 2:21 am. CCN: 16-139-618.
Robbery (Gun): 12th and Douglas Streets, Northeast, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at approximately 12:54 pm. CCN: 16-141-632.
Assault with Intent to Rob (Gun): 1400 block of Ogden Street, Northwest, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm. CCN: 16-141-676.
Robbery (Gun): 1200 block of Delafield Place, Northwest, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at approximately 2:20 pm. CCN: 16-141-683.
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun): 16th and Irving Streets, Northeast, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at approximately 3:00 pm. CCN: 16-141-730.

During these offenses, the suspect(s) were occupying a stolen gray 2003 Toyota Camry bearing a DC tag of EZ2397. In each instance one to three black male suspects approached the victim on a public street and robbed or attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint. All of the victims are Latino individuals.

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.”

2 Comment

  • It’s really tragic the extent to which latinos are victimized in DC. A lot of people don’t even seem to realize it. They are targets because thieves assume they are undocumented and will therefore be unwilling to talk to police. These crimes should be prosecuted as hate crimes since they victims were targeted specifically because of their race.
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    I’d really like to see the new chief confront this problem.

    • I completely agree – these crimes should be prosecuted differently given that the perps are clearly targeting a vulnerable minority group. My understanding of “hate crimes”, though (IANAL), is that they are VERY hard to prosecute to the point of conviction. From what I recall my lawyer friends explaining, the bar is set very high for hate crime convictions.

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