Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC
At approximately 7:50 PM today [Wednesday] a citizen was on the Metro Bus at South Dakota Ave NE Galloway St. NE when a young juvenile male approached her and snatched her bag from her. The subject jumped off the Metro Bus with a female companion but was pursed by three female citizens who followed them to South Dakota and Kennedy Street NE area, where they flagged down a Park Police officer. Simultaneously, Fourth District Officers Kiel and Clayton Smith were on patrol canvassing for the suspects and spotted them as well. Officer Kiel advised the Park Police Officer to hold the suspects for further investigation.
A positive identification was made on the two suspects. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim. The victim was not injured in this robbery. It was learned that two other citizens also followed and assisted in identifying both suspects.
Due to the great assistance by the five involved citizens from the community, the outstanding coordination between all three Police agencies and of course our own Fourth District Officers Kiel, Smith and Copeland, two individuals were arrested and removed from the streets.
Outstanding work and coordination by all involved!!!