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From MPD over the weekend:
“This afternoon at approximately 3:45 pm a suspect was arrested for Robbery in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Ave SE as part of a MPD Robbery Decoy Operation. Two months ago Chief Lanier initiated a city-wide plan to address the rise in robberies. This plan includes deployment of patrol officers, the investigation of suspects (including those who traffic in stolen property) and several tactical operation, such as decoy operations. The initial deployment of MPD decoys were done confidentially; however, with the progression of the operations we will from time to time identify those arrests which are the result of a police decoy operation.
I would like to acknowledge and thank the selfless of officers who assume the undercover roles in the operations”
“At 2:45 PM, a robbery knife occurred in the 700 block of Columbia Road, Northwest.
Several officers on patrol were nearby the scene and observed the suspects fleeing.
The officers gave chase on foot and apprehended three suspects.
All three suspects have been arrested and charged with Robbery. The victim of this robbery was not injured.”
“Tonight at approximately 10:30 PM the Third District Crime Suppression Team made contact with two subjects in the 2600 block of 14 St NW.
Subsequent to the stop a hand gun was recovered from one subject and drugs were recovered from the second subject.”